The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the move of the Ihiala election to November 9, 2021.
INEC stated this in a press briefing to inform press men on a slight change in the schedule of the election in Ihiala following the suspension of collation of results in respect of the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election as announced yesterday, November 7, 2021 by the State Collation/Returning Officer.
Florence Obi, the returning officer in her statement noted that the decision of the Commission to hold the election was in line with the Commission’s extant rules and regulations and has made a slight adjustment to the commencement and closing time for the said election.
Part of the statement reads, “Accordingly, polling in respect of the supplementary election for Ihiala Local Government will commence tomorrow at 10a.
m and end at 4p.
This decision, which will be strictly complied with, has been confirmed following a careful review of the prevailing situation in Anambra state and is being widely shared with the stakeholders including security agencies.
“We urge political parties, voters, election duty officials, election observers, the media and the general public to note this slight modification.
We also appeal to citizens to conduct themselves in an orderly manner to ensure that the election is brought to a peaceful conclusion.
Anambra Poll: INEC confirms adjustment to voting timeline in Ihiala