The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that it will conduct supplementary polls as soon as the governorship and state house of assembly elections are over.
Guber and assembly elections have been scheduled to take place next weekend, approximately two weeks after the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly polls.
“The Commission states that they are aware that in some Senatorial Districts and Federal Constituencies, Declarations and Returns were not made as the results were not collated.
The Commission at the moment is noting down affected constituencies,” INEC’s National Commissioner Festus Okoye said in a Thursday statement.
“A date for supplementary elections will be fixed after the Governorship and State Assembly elections.”
The electoral umpire has also shown eagerness and readiness to conduct the guber and state assembly polls and convincingly said that the Commission won’t postpone the exercise as expected in some quarters.
“The Commission assures Nigerians that the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections slated for Saturday 11th March 2023 will hold as planned as all the necessary arrangements leading to the election are being made.
Mr. Okoye, INEC’s Chairman of, Information and Voter Education Committee, added “Furthermore, the Commission will conduct the re-scheduled elections in Enugu and Edo States on Saturday 11th March 2023 along with the Governorship and State Assembly elections.”