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Benue state: INEC fixes date for supplementary election




The country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, January 25th as the new date to conduct election in Ohimini state constituency following the sack of the earlier occupier of the seat by the Court of Appeal.

This was revealed on Monday by INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Benue state, Nentawe Yilwatda, at a press conference in the state capital of Makurdi.

According to Yilwatda, the commission in compliance with the court order would conduct fresh exercise in the two affected registrations areas and polling units.

He said; “The areas affected by the cancellation are Agadagba with polling unit in Igbanomaje consisting of 388 registered voters of which 377 collected their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and Onyagede Icho (Ogoli) area where 663 PVC have been collected out of a total 668 registered voters.”