The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended collation of the Governorship election results in Abia and Enugu States.
The commission disclosed this in a press release on Monday, signed by Barr. Festus Okoye National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.
The governorship election results collated so far by INEC in both Abia and Enugu states show that the Labour Party is leading.
INEC said it made the decision to suspend collation in the states in a meeting held on Monday.
Here is the press release by INEC
SUSPENSION OF FURTHER COLLATION OF GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION RESULTS IN ABIA AND ENUGU STATESs
The Commission met today, Monday 20th March 2023 and reviewed the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held nationwide on Saturday 18th March 2023. Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the decision to suspend forthwith further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States.
It will be recalled that our office in Obingwa Local Government Area was invaded by thugs yesterday Sunday 19th March 2023 and our officials held hostage in relation to the collation of results from the Local Government Area. Similarly, reports from Enugu State call for a review of the results for the Governorship election from the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Nsukka and Nkanu East.
Consequently, the Commission hereby suspends the collation of results in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Enugu State which are yet to be collated. A review will be undertaken immediately before the process is concluded.
We appeal for the understanding and patience of voters, parties and candidates in the affected States.
Barr. Festus Okoye
National Commissioner and Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee
Monday 20th March 2023
Suspension of Further Collation of Governorship Election Results in Abia and Enugu States pic.twitter.com/mNw8zMWHFe
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 20, 2023
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