The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made a new announcement.
The INEC said it will conduct fresh Presidential and National Assembly elections today in various polling units in seven local government areas of Abia State.
INEC Administration Secretary in charge of Abia State, Mr Clement Oha, told reporters in Umuahia, the state capital said the fresh polls start by 8:00 am
He identified the affected LGAs as Obingwa, Osisioma, Aba North, Aba South, Umuahia North, Ohafia, and Arochukwu.
The Administration Secretary said that the affected polling units in the affected LGAs had been communicated.
He explained that the reported skirmishes in the affected polling units during Saturday’s election necessitated the fresh poll.
”We had various degrees of discrepancies with respect to the procedures that were violent to some extent.
“The Commission in their wisdom felt that the credibility of the election should not be compromised and that there should be no winner by default. So, an election must take place in the affected polling units tomorrow (Monday)”.
When asked to identify the number of polling units affected, the Administration Secretary, said it was still being processed.
Our correspondent reports that the affected wards in Aba South LGA include Ward 7
Unit 26,27,24,3, 37&9
Units 29-33 and 36,12