Whenever elections are marred by violence, thuggery, ballot snatching, vandalism, eletoral malpractice and a host of other vices.

Such elections are not considered free and fair, just as the winner in such election will not be seen to have emerged via a free and fair process.


This consideration is what has necessitated the suspension of the ongoing February 3, re-run elections in three states.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has suspended re-run elections in three states.

INEC’s national commissioner and chairman, information and voters education commission, Sam Olumekun, made this known.

Olumekun made the announcement via INEC’s official X account on Saturday, February 3.


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He cited hoodlum attack, invasion, vandalisation, and missing original results sheets as reasons why it suspended elections in the affected places.

INEC Suspends Re-Run Election In Kano, Enugu, And Akwa-Ibom 

The affected places are Ikonu/Ini federal constituency in Akwa-Ibom where elections in two polling unit have been suspended.


In Enugu South 1 constituency, INEC said there were cases of original results sheets were not available for inspection by voters.

This situation repeated itself in eight polling units, so election did not commence in those polling units.


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Also, in Kano, Kunchi/Tsanyawa State constituency, INEC revealed that elections could not be conducted in all ten polling units.

The commission said it suspended the re-run elections due to disruptions, invasion and vandalism at the polling units.


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