Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Supplementary elections will hold in five State House of Assembly constituencies and one Federal Constituency in Ebonyi State on April 15.
The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), State Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC), Pauline Onyeka, stated this in Abakaliki, capital of the state on Wednesday.
She spoke during the presentation of certificates of return to the Governor-Elect, Francis Nwifuru, his running mate, Patricia Obila and state assembly members-elect.
The event took place at the INEC state headquarters.
Mrs Onyeka noted that only 17 constituencies have their results announced and elections concluded out of 24.
She said 5 constituencies have inconclusive results while two constituencies have issue which the commission is resolving.
“Only 17 members elect will receive their certificate out of 24 due to inconclusive elections. Two have issues to be corrected while elections were declared inconclusive in five state constituencies.
She noted that election for Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency was also declared inconclusive.
She further noted that supplementary elections into the affected state constituencies will take place on 15th April.
Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of certificate to the Governor-Elect, Deputy Governor-Elect and House of Assembly members-elect.
Mr Nwifuru appreciated INEC for a free and fair electoral process.
He called on his opponents to eschew all differences and work together with him for the peace and development of the State.
He promise that his administration will run an all inclusive government.
He promised that the people’s input will be sought before taking critical decisions by his administration.
Mr Nwifụrụ further promised that the rule of law and separation of powers will be entrenched and encouraged in his administration.