The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the further collation of governorship election results in Abia and Enugu States.
Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued on Monday said the Commission took the decision to review results from some polling units of the two states after its meeting held on Monday to review the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held last Saturday.
The commission assured that a review would be undertaken immediately before the process is concluded.
“Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the decision to suspend forthwith further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States,” it said.
Okoye stated that INEC’s office in Obingwa Local Government Area was invaded by thugs on Sunday and its officials held hostage in relation to the collation of results from the Local Government Area.
He also pointed out that reports from Enugu State call for a review of the results for the governorship election from the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Nsukka and Nkanu East.
“Consequently, the Commission hereby suspends the collation of results in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Enugu State which are yet to be collated. A review will be undertaken immediately before the process is concluded,”Okoye said.