INEC conducting fresh polls in 2 units in Ife today

INEC conducting fresh polls in 2 units in Ife today

Sunday, April 10, 2016 12:11 pm

There is no result yet for Ife Central State Constituency in Osun State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission declared the collated result from 11 wards inconclusive  and ordered fresh polls in two polling units, where voting was disrupted by hoodlums on Sarurday.

The Returning Officer, ‎Dr Francis Oladimeji, who made the announcement  said the result could not be declared because of the violence.

According to him, fresh election would be held today in the two affected polling units, Agbedegbede and Moore Ojaja, both in Ward Three in Ife Central State Constituency.

He explained that the report of violence recorded at the two polling units led to the cancellation of 872 votes, saying the margin between the two leading candidates was 710, making it imperative to conduct a fresh election, as stipulated in the Electoral Act.

Dr Oladimeji further explained that ‎the number of cancelled votes exceeded the difference between the two leading candidates.

Suspected political thugs had earlier disrupted voting at the two polling units, with attempts to snatch ballot boxes from INEC ad-hoc staff

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