INEC reveals time to announce winners of Abia, Enugu governorship elections today

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will today, Wednesday, 22nd of March, 2023 announce the winner of the just concluded March 18, governorship elections in Abia and Enugu States 

INEC Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Mrs. Rebecca Jim, told ChannelsTV on Wednesday that the collation of the Abia governorship election which was earlier suspended by Commission will resume by 4:00 pm today (Wednesday) at the Umuahia Collation Centre. 

Mrs. Jim said that the Presiding Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Professor Nnenna Oti; and the State Administrative Secretary, Clement Oha, who were invited to the INEC headquarters Abuja, over the controversy from the Obingwa results, were on their way back to the state, to complete the process. 

It was also learned that that.of Enugu State would also resume by 5pm today.

It could be recalled that on Monday, the electoral body announced the suspension of the results in Enugu and Abia States, saying it took the decision after a meeting to review the elections.

According to INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, the Commission suspended the collation of results in Obingwa LGA of Abia State where he noted that its office was invaded by thugs on Sunday. 

Similarly, results from Nkanu East and Nsukka LGAs in Enugu State have also been suspended for further review following alleged manipulation of results in the two LGAs that led to over-voting.

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