A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Benin - The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo, Mr. Mike Igini, said on Monday that the National Assembly
election for Orhionmwon which was cancelled would hold on Saturday, April 11.
He announced the new date in Benin while addressing newsmen.
It should be recalled that the March 28 National Assembly
election was cancelled due to non-availability of electoral materials including
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"Quite a number of challenges which arose during the March
28 elections and were brought to our attention by the public have been
"I will be meeting with electoral officers after this
conference to review the outcome of the March 28 polls.
"Lessons learnt will be used in planning for Saturday's
State House of Assembly elections,’’ he
Igini warned electoral officers against violating the
commission’s electoral procedure.
"The April 11
election is going to be more challenging because it involves representation at
the grass root level.
"As such a breach of electoral procedures would not be
tolerated; reactions would be swift and immediate if there are any,’’ he