BY TIMOTHY AGBOR
The Independent National Electoral Commission has resumed collation of governorship election results in Enugu and Abia States.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
“It will be recalled that the Commission met on Monday, 20th March, 2023 and reviewed the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held nationwide on Saturday, 18th March , 2023.
“Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the decision to suspend further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States in order to carryout a review of the collation procedures in both States.
“The Commission has concluded the review. Consequently, the collation of results in both Abia and Enugu States will continue today, 22nd of March, 2023.
“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of the people of both States as we conclude the collation processes,” the statement read.
The Point gathered that the collation of results would resume at 4pm today.
Some thugs had invaded the INEC office in Obingwa Local Government Area in Abia last Sunday.
The thugs also held INEC officials hostage in relation to the collation of results from the Local Government Area.
Therefore the electoral umpire suspended the collation following allegations of infractions, especially over-voting in some areas.