The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has cancelled certain polling units in the rerun elections conducted in Cross River and Akwa-Ibom states. The commission, in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, January 28 and signed by one of its national commissioners, Festus Okoye, revealed that the action was taken due to electoral infractions recorded in the areas affected.
The commission stated that some isolated incidents minimally affected the peaceful and orderly exercise in only four of the 28 constituencies where elections were conducted last weekend. The cancellation, however, did not affect the overall results declared.
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) has won the Ohimini state constituency rerun election conducted in Benue state on Saturday, January 25.
Christopher Adaji, candidate of the PDP was declared the winner of the election by INEC’s returning officer, Professor Nicodemus Agbulu. In a related development, Honourable Abdulmumini Jibrin of the APC in Kano state lost his bid to return to the green chambers. Jibrin lost his seat to his rival, Alhaji Ali Datti Yako of the PDP in the rerun election for the Kiru/ Bebeji federal constituency held on Saturday, January 25.
Similarly, the APC lost in the supplementary election conducted in Bauchi state for the House of Representatives rerun election for Zaki federal constituency. The party was defeated by the ruling PDP in the state as its candidate, Hon Auwal Jatau, won the election.