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INEC distributes materials for supplementary election in Benue

Makurdi – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed sensitive materials across the 23 local government areas of Benue in readiness for Saturday’s supplementary polls.

An electoral official looks at documents at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Nigeria’s election authorities announced the suspension of activities in volatile opposition-held Rivers State on March 10 citing violence and threats to its staff, as tensions rise in the wake of closely-watched regional elections. Counting is continuing across the country after the March 9 elections for governors in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, all state assemblies and administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. Results are expected in the coming days. (Photo AFP)

Mr Terkaa Andyarigeria, the INEC Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the state, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.

The News Agency of (NAN) gathered that the March 23 Governorship Supplementary Election will hold in 22 out of the 23 local government areas of the State.

NAN reports that the only local government area in the state where the governorship supplementary election will not be holding is Katsina-Ala.

However, the supplementary election for the state House of Assembly will hold in Katsina-Ala and nine other local government areas of the state.

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Even where the supplementary elections will be taking place, not the entire local government areas will be participating, but only places where elections didn’t take place at all or where elections were cancelled. (NAN)


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