Following the assault of a collation center by thugs, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared that it would review the results from the Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairperson of the Information and Voter Education Committee, announced this this evening during a news conference in Abuja regarding the current collation of the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
In his speech, Okoye said, “Earlier today, the commission alerted the nation to the invasion of our Obingwa Local Government Area office in Abia state by thugs during the collation of the governorship and state assembly elections.
“In contention were the collated results from the Registration area for the governorship and state assembly elections in that local government. The intention was to force the collation of these contentious results.
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“The behaviour of these thugs is unacceptable and there will be a thorough review of the results.”
According to reports from the state, the Returning Officer, Prof. Nnnena Otti had adjourned the collation of the state’s polls to March 20 at 10am announcing that other local governments were not ready yet.
Out of the 17 LGAs, only 10 have submitted their results to INEC.