The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the collation of the March 18 governorship election results in Abia and Enugu states will continue on Wednesday (today).
INEC had suspended the collation of the gubernatorial election results over an attack on its office by some thugs in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State on Sunday.
The electoral umpire stated that it also received a call for the review of the election results from the two outstanding Local Government Areas (Nsukka and Nkanu East) in Enugu State.
However, the commission, in a statement issued on Wednesday by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the collation of the results will continue today.
The statement read: “It will be recalled that the Commission met on 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 further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States in order to carry out a review of the collation processes in both states.
“The Commission has concluded the review. Consequently, the collation of results for the Governorship election in both Abia and Enugu states will continue today 22nd March 2023.
“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of the people of both states as we conclude the collation processes,” Okoye noted.