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INEC reportedly rejects guber results from Abia, Enugu, resumes collation Wednesday


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reportedly rejected Enugu and Abia states gubernatorial election results that did not conform with the number of accredited voters.


Recall that the electoral commission had suspended the collation of governorship election results in Enugu and Abia.


INEC said the development followed the reported disruption of the collation of results in the Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and allegations of irregularities in the collation of results from Nkanu East and Nsukka LGs of Enugu State by the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Labour Party, LP.


The commission further noted in a statement on Sunday that it would review results in the affected local governments in the two states.


However, It was reliably gathered that the commission had, after careful review of the exercise, rejected the allegedly padded results and insisted that the right things be done.


“Result will soon be announced. Review of results from Enugu and Abia already concluded,” the source said.


The source said the commission similarly ordered the review of last Saturday’s results of the Enugu State governorship election.


Tension has heightened in both Abia and Enugu States following the suspension of the announcement of gubernatorial election results.


Meanwhile, there is an indication that the suspended collation of the Abia State governorship election results will resume by 4 pm today (Wednesday) at the Collation Centre located at INEC headquarters in Umuahia.


The Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Mrs Rebecca Jim, confirmed the development to Vanguard on Wednesday.

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