The election rerun Jan 2020, which is taking place in eleven (11) states in Nigeria, has commenced.
On Friday, INEC said it would conduct credible elections in all the polling units where the court-ordered rerun elections would take place on Saturday.
The elections will determine the fate of Senator Chris Ekpenyong (Akwa Ibom), Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa (Kano), and Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin (Kano) among others.
YaahooJournalist, however, reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Akpabio, pulled out of the race, barely 24-hours to the election.
According to the INEC, the re-run and supplementary polls will be held in 11 of the country’s 36 states, one of the 109 senatorial zones, 12 federal constituencies and 15 state constituencies.
The Commission said will be supplementary polls in some parts of 22 constituencies while the elections will be repeated in all parts of six constituencies.
Affected states listed by INEC for the conduct of the rerun elections are as follow;
1. Abia Rerun
Two elections (supplementary polls in Arochukwu and Aba South state constituencies) in Abia state, southeast Nigeria.
2. Akwa Ibom Rerun
Two elections (supplementary Senatorial and state constituency polls in Essien Udim Local council) in Akwa Ibom State, south-south Nigeria.
3. Benue Rerun
One election (supplementary poll in Ohimini state constituency) in Benue state, north-central Nigeria
4. Bauchi Rerun
Two elections (whole election in Gamawa federal constituency and supplementary poll in Zarki federal constituency) in Bauchi, northern Nigeria.
5. Cross River Rerun
Two elections (Abi/Yakurr Federal constituency and Abi State Constituency supplementary polls) in Cross River, south-south Nigeria.
6. Imo Rerun
Three polls (Repeat poll in Isiala Mbano/Okigwe/Onuimo Federal Constituency; supplementary polls in Njaba state constituency, and Orlu/Orsu/Oru Federal Constituency) in Imo state, southeast Nigeria.
7. Kaduna Rerun
Two supplementary polls in Sanga and Kargako state constituencies in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
8. Kano Rerun
Seven polls will be conducted. There will be repeat polls in Bebeji/Kiru, and Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal constituencies; supplementary polls in Kumbotso Federal Constituency; as well as four state constituencies of Bunkure, Rogo, Madobi and Minjibir in Kano state, northern Nigeria.
9. Niger Rerun
One repeat election will be held in Agwara State Constituency in Niger state, northern Nigeria.
10. Ogun Rerun
A supplementary poll will be held in Ijebu Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
11. Sokoto Rerun
Four polls (a repeat election in Sokoto North/South Federal Constituency; supplementary polls in Sokoto North II, and Binji state Constituencies; and Isa/Sabo Birni Federal Constituency) in Sokoto, north-west Nigeria.
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6:36 AM: Youth Corps members (ad-hoc staff) undergo quick refresher lessons, check election materials and board vehicles as they depart for polling units in Ogun State.
6:05 AM: Distribution of sensitive materials in Niger State.