Wednesday, 27 January 2016

INEC Fixes February 20 For #Benue South Rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed February 20 for the Benue South Senatorial District rerun election between former Senate president, David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, Prof. Istifanus Dafwang disclosed this yesterday during the IPAC/INEC interactive session held in preparation for the rerun.

Dafwang, who revealed that all non-sensitive materials are already in place while sensitive materials are being prepared, assured of the availability of all the needed sensitive materials as at when due. He explained that the commission would be adopting simultaneous accreditation and voting process in which voters would go to their polling units with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by 8.00am on election day.

While positing that the whole election process is expected to be completed by 4.00pm that day at the polling unit and 6.00pm at the registration areas/wards and the local government areas, Dafwang stated that collation of votes would commence immediately after voting is completed.

He, however, appealed to the contestants, key stakeholders, opinion leaders, party supporters and voters to adhere to the rules of the game as enunciated in the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Acts 2010 as amended.

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