INEC SUSPENDS ESAN, IGUEBEN FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION
Written by Samson Ojeniran on February 25, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the election in the Esan and Igueben federal constituency in Edo State.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at an election briefing on Saturday.
According to him, the suspension was due to the omission of the logo of a party on ballot papers.
The electoral chief said the poll in the federal constituency will now hold on March 11 alongside the governorship and state assemblies’ polls.
In Edo State, we had a situation that we handled yesterday (Friday), one of the parties whose acronym is on the score sheet but the logo is not on the ballot paper in a federal constituency.
After meeting with the stakeholders, a decision was taken since the materials are intact. So, we have suspended the election for Esan North, Esan South and Igueben.
The ballot papers will be reprinted and elections will now hold with the constituency elections in the next two weeks.
Yakubu assured Nigerians that INEC is determined to ensure that no Nigerian is disenfranchised.
INEC had also on Friday suspended the senatorial election in Enugu East Senatorial District over the killing of the Labour Party (LP)’s senatorial candidate for the district, Oyibo Chukwu.