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INEC Suspends Abia REC Over Alleged Logistical Failures

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has suspended its Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Abia State, Ike Uzochukwu from office. Abia State was one of the states where the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections did not commence as scheduled, following a logistical failure.

Following the suspension, INEC has consequently directed its Administrative Secretary in the state, Clement Ohia to immediately assume office and ensure the smooth conduct of this Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly election.

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Recall that the commission had on March 6 suspended its Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Sokoto State, Dr. Nura Ali, and directed its Administrative Secretary in the state, Hauwa Aliyu Kangiwa, to take over its affairs.

Reacting to the report of appointing a partisan person as head of ICT.

INEC in a statement released last night, said that the claim was made by Lagos politician, Chief Olabode George. The electoral commission however said that the Femi Odubiyi he claimed to be in charge of its ICT, does not exist within the department.

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INEC also said that its ICT staff are career officers and have never held any political position in any state in the federation. See the statement below;

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