We’re monitoring disruption of elections in Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano – INEC



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it was monitoring reported disruption of processes by acts of thuggery and hijacking of materials in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano States.

 

The commission, in a short statement issued on its verified X handle, said the polls opened promptly and accreditation was going smoothly in the 8,934 Polling Units in 26 States involved in Saturday’s by-elections and re-run elections.

 

It stated: “Generally, polls opened promptly and accreditation going on smoothly in the 8,934 Polling Units in 26 States involved in today’s bye-elections and re-run elections.

 

“However, we are monitoring reported disruption of processes by acts of thuggery and hijacking of materials in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano States.

 

“In Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State, we are investigating reported incidents in Village Hall, EdemUrua 003 in Ini LGA and Village Hall Mbiabong Ikot Udo 003 in Ikono LGA.

 

“In Enugu South 1 State Constituency of Enugu State, we are investigating reports of disruption in 8 Polling Units in Uwani West Ward.

 

“In Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituencies of Kano State, processes have been disrupted in Kunchi Local Government Area involving 10 Polling Units.”

 

The commission assured that it would provide regular updates on the situation.

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