ABUJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released timeline for voting in Ihiala Local Government Area for the conclusion the state governorship election.
INEC earlier announced suspension of collation of results of the election held on November 6 and said election in Ihiala LGA would hold on Tuesday, November 9. It said election could not hold in Ihiala on November 6 due to security concerns.
In a statement released on Monday, Festus Okoye, National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said the supplementary election in Ihiala would begin at 10am and end at 4pm on Tuesday.
The statement reads:
“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 4.pm.
“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.”