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INEC to conduct supplementary election in Lagos

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday announced it has concluded arrangements to conduct a supplementary election in Lagos State.

INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Sam Olumekun, made this announcement in a statement on Thursday.

The Commission stated that supplementary election will hold in nine polling units of Ibeju-Lekki State constituency I.

According to the statement, the election in the state constituency was inconclusive as a result of over-voting in nine polling units covering two Registration Areas of the constituency.

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Before taking the decision of holding the supplementary election, the Commission met with all the relevant stakeholders in the area including the political parties and affected candidates, Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) for the local government and other interested groups.

INEC noted that only voters with valid permanent voter’s cards within Ibeju-Lekki State constituency I will be allowed into the polling units to vote.

It also stated that training of ad hoc staff for the supplementary election is ongoing at the Registration Area Centre (RAC).

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