Lagos INEC prepares for supplementary elections in 148 polling units
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday said it would conduct House of Representatives supplementary elections in six federal constituencies alongside the Saturday governorship and state legislative elections.
The supplementary elections in 148 polling units would hold in Oshodi/Isolo I, Oshodi/Isolo II, Ojo, Eti-Osa, Somolu, and Ajeromi/Ifelodun where voting was marred or the election declared inconclusive on February 23.
Fielding questions from newsmen yesterday, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Lagos, Sam Olumekun who commended Lagosians for conducting themselves properly during the last Presidential/National Assembly elections, said: “Although, there were pockets of violence and disturbances in some parts of the state during the elections, I commend the perseverance and resilience of Lagosians throughout the period.”
His words: “After a careful, painstaking review of the Presidential /National Assembly elections in the state, the Commission observed that six federal constituency elections were inconclusive as a result of political thuggery, snatching and disruption of ballot papers and boxes, manual voting and over-voting in some polling units. The Rerun elections will hold in 76 Registration Areas, and 148 polling units with a total of 43,660 registered voters.”