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INEC Gives Reasons For Postponing Enugu State Constituency Rerun Election



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given reasons for postponing the rerun election for the Enugu South 1 State Constituency, News About Nigeria reports. 

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu, made this known while speaking in an interview in the State Capital on Sunday.

He noted that the rerun election was cancelled and postponed to a later date by the Commission due to security reasons.

Recall that the election was supposed to take place on the 8th of June, 2024, after a stakeholder engagement.

The Commissioner, however, stated that a new date for the rerun election will be communicated after adequate security provisions have been made.

He expressed shock and disappointment in the fact that some people have been spreading what he described as misguided rumours and unfounded falsehoods that the election is holding in secret.

“Last week, the scheduled rerun election was postponed and duly communicated to all stakeholders with a clear reason for the postponement.

“But I am surprised some misguided people are taking up all sorts of unfounded falsehoods and rumours against the commission that it seems the election had been held in secret even as I am speaking to you,” he stated.

Also recall that Mr. Bright Ngene, the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the State House of Assembly, was declared the winner of the March 18, 2023, election and was sworn in, but the election was nullified by the tribunal for being inconclusive.

This is the third attempt by INEC to hold the election.