River, Lagos and Anambra to have supplementary presidential election on March 9.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) will be conducting a supplementary presidential election in areas where the poll was cancelled last Saturday on March 9th 2019 .
INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education,
Festus Okoye, made this disclosure while adding that the planned supplementary polls will be conducted simultenously with the governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
Mr. Okoye pointed out that the decision was arrived at as part of the outcomes of the Meeting of Commissioners of INEC with resident electoral commissioners (RECs) on Thursday in Abuja.
ecall that INEC had cancelled the presidential elections in some areas as a result of violence, which prevented the commission from deploying personnel and materials for the exercise.
The places affected include two local government areas in River state as well as other parts of Lagos and Anambra states.
“Consequently, the meeting decided that supplementary elections will be conducted in all areas where elections did not take place and/or where returns could not be made on Saturday, 9th March 2019 alongside the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections,” Okoye said in a statement issued Friday.