Re-Run: INEC announce state of Ikono-Ini Federal Constituency Election
Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced the state of matter as it relates to the yesterday rerun held at 17 units of Itak ward in Ikono Local Government Area.
The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Dr Cyril Omorogbe, made this announcement yesterday while briefing newsmen.
He said “I just want to give a brief update on what has happened today, in the case of the rerun election.
“The fact is that we had about four Local Government Areas (LGAs) where we conducted election and one major one was of them was the Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency.
“We were there this morning early enough at about 8:30 a.m, polling units were opened. A couple of hours after we opened the polls, I received a call that BIVAS machines were hijacked.
“So, I knew from then that we were in for a tough time. Two hours after that, I received another report that was not good. So, the rerun election in Ikono/Ini federal constituency has been cancelled,”
Omoregbe added:“ I received reports from the Collation Officers that supposed to collate the result in the area, that election did not hold.
“The whole exercise in those 17 polling units were marred by violence as materials were either hijacked, disrupted, or people were being chased, among other things of that nature.
“From the Collation Officers in the field who were supposed to collate, they all came back and had written reports, and the result sheets they supposed to fill are all here. Apparently, there was no election for now.
INEC has yesterday announced Clement Jimbo of APC (Abak Federal Constituency) Mfon Idung of PDP (Etim Ekpo State Constituency) has winners of the rerun election.