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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it has not scheduled the conduct of supplementary elections arising from the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

It also debunked rumors conveying the impression that it intends to conduct supplementary polls together with the Governorship and State Assembly elections that will take place on Saturday 18 March 2023.

A statement by the Commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye obtained by Oyo News indicated this.

“For clarity, the supplementary polls will take place on a date to be announced by the Commission immediately after the Governorship and State Assembly elections”, the statement read.

However, the Commission said this should not be confused with the two National Assembly polls earlier suspended by the Commission and rescheduled to hold tomorrow.

The Commission said the affected Federal Constituency that will hold the two National Assembly elections tomorrow is Enugu East Senatorial District.

It said the election was countermanded to allow the Labour Party conduct a fresh primary election to replace its deceased candidate in line with the provision of Section 34(1) of the Electoral Act 2022.

It added that the Esan Central/Esan West/Igueben Federal Constituency of Edo State will hold tomorrow as well, following issues with the ballot paper for the election.

“These are not supplementary but main elections that could not be held earlier”, it stated.

It therefore advised the public to disregard any report alluding to the conduct of supplementary elections alongside the Governorship and State Assembly elections tomorrow Saturday 18th March 2023.

By oyonews

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