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INEC sets for rerun election in Anambra

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that it is set for the February 3 rerun elections in Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo and Orumba North and Orumba South federal constituencies in Anambra.

Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr Elizabeth Agwu, made this statement on Wednesday during a media interaction at the INEC headquarters in Awka.

Agwu said the rerun election was in response to a court order that directed that the election in the 21 polling units in the two federal constituencies be cancelled and rerun conducted instead.

According to her, the election would be held in five polling units: four wards in Nnewi North, 16 polling units and one ward in Orumba North.

She added that INEC in Anambra had made adequate preparations to ensure the election was credible, free and fair.

She reminded the concerned LGAs that there was no winner yet until after the rerun elections for the candidates in the federal constituencies.

The REC urged the 97,438 registered voters in the affected LGAs to come out en masse to cast their votes.

She also admonished the 161,914 registered voters in Orumba North and South to come out on February 3 to vote for their preferred candidates.

Agwu assured voters of tight security before, during and after the election, stressing that the commission had been engaging security agencies in meetings to provide adequate security for the electorate willing to exercise their franchise.

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