Imo state Supplementary Election to hold on April 25

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State has fixed Saturday April 25 for the supplementary of the governorship elections in 256 polling units across 23 local government areas.

Addressing a news conference on Wednesday at the INEC headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital in south-east Nigeria, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Gabriel Ada, said the commission was more prepared and ready to conduct the supplementary election.

He stated that the card reader would be used for accreditation of voters during the elections.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner also gave the reasons for declaring the April 11 elections in Imo State as inconclusive.

The election was declared inconclusive by the commission due to the number of cancelled votes, 144,715, in relation to the margin of win, 79,529, by the incumbent governor and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rochas Okorocha.

Mr Ada said that for the House of Assembly election held on April 11, six local government areas were declared inconclusive while results from 21 other local government areas were announced.

So far, 16 members of the All Progressives Congress and five members of the Peoples Democratic Party won at the local government areas where House of the elections were not cancelled.

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