INEC Adjusts Voting Time For Anambra Supplementary Poll

LAGOS NOVEMBER 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjusted the timeframe for voting in Tuesday’s supplementary election for Anambra governorship poll in Ihiala local government area.

It said voting will hold from 10am-4pm as against the 8:30am-2:30pm timeframe.

This was announced on Monday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye.

He said: “Following the suspension of collation of results in respect of the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election as announced yesterday, November 7, 2021 by the State Collation/Returning Officer and the decision of the Commission to hold election in Ihiala Local Government Area on Tuesday, November 9, the Commission in line with extant rules and regulations has made a slight adjustment to the commencement and closing time for the said election.

“Accordingly, polling in respect of the supplementary election for Ihiala Local Government will commence tomorrow at 10am and end at 4pm.

“This decision, which will be strictly complied with, has been taken following a careful review of the prevailing situation in Anambra state and is being widely shared with the stakeholders including security agencies.

“We urge political parties, voters, election duty officials, election observers, the media and the general public to note this slight modification. We also appeal to citizens to conduct themselves in an orderly manner to ensure that the election is brought to a peaceful conclusion.”

Ihiala local government area has a total of 148,000 registered voters, which the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Professor Chukwuma Soludo; his APC counterpart Senator Andy Uba and Mr Valentine Ozigbo of PDP will vie for.

Soludo leads the pack in 18 local government areas out of 21 announced by INEC while Ozigbo and Ifeanyi Ubah of YPP won one LGA each.

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