Owerri - The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Thursday, July 28 for the conduct of the inconclusive Imo North senatorial election, reports Vanguard.
Elections would also be held on that date for the State Assembly seats for Oru East and Isiala Mbano,
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Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Nasir Ayilara,confirmed the date on Tuesday.
INEC had declared the election inconclusive following the cancellation of results in some polling unitss, reports News 24
Prof. Arinze Agbogu, the INEC Returning Officer for Imo North Senatorial District who announced the result on Sunday, however said that Ben Uwajumogu, APC’s senatorial candidate, polled 48 921.
Agbogu also announced that PDP’s Athan Achonu scored 40 142 votes to emerge second in the already declared result.
He explained that results of several polling units in Isiala Mbano area were characterised by irregularities leading to cancellation of the results.
According to him, the difference between the candidate with the highest score and the second stood at 8777 votes.
- News 24