Saturday, 30 April 2011

Imo guber stalemate:inec settles for supplementary poll in 4 LGAs

In order to
resolve the
stalemated
governorship race which was
declared inconclusive by the
Returning Officer in Imo State,
the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) after
its meeting in Abuja on Friday
night (WAT) said it has scheduled
a supplementary election for
Friday, May 6, 2011, in four local
government areas and a ward in
another one.
Recall that the two front runners
in the race –incumbent state
governor Ikedi Ohakim and
challenger Rochas Okorocha
were running neck to neck with
Okorocha slightly ahead before
the Returning Officer declared
the poll inconclusive.
A statement from the Secretary of
the Commission, Abdullahi
Kaugama, named the local
governments as Ngor-Okpalla,
Mbaitoli, Oguta and Egbema. It
also added the Orji Ward in
Owerri North Local Government
Area.
The commission urged “all
stakeholders to ensure the
highest level of integrity and
good conduct in the
supplementary election to allow
for smooth conclusion of the
governorship poll.”

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