Governorship, house of assembly elections will still hold on March 11: INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission says the March 11 governorship and state house of assembly elections will hold as scheduled.

INEC gave the assurance in a statement by its spokesman Festus Okoye, in Abuja on Thursday.The electoral umpire said all the processes and procedures leading to the elections were being finalised.

“The commission held its regular weekly meeting and deliberated on several issues, including the presidential and National Assembly elections,” said INEC. “It also discussed the governorship and state assembly elections and the pending elections in Enugu East senatorial district and the Esan Central/Esan West and Igueben federal constituencies in Edo.”INEC also promised to conduct the rescheduled elections in Enugu and Edo on March 11.

“The commission is aware that in some senatorial districts and federal constituencies, declarations and returns were not made. The commission is compiling the list of the affected constituencies. A date for supplementary elections will be fixed after the governorship and State Assembly elections,” the INEC statement added.(NAN)

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