The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered re-election in nine polling units at Ganaja village in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The Kogi INEC Head of Voters Education and Publicity, Haliru Sule, said the order became imperative as scheduled elections couldn’t hold in the polling units due to some logistic problems.
Sule, while speaking in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on Sunday, said election materials and the officials redeployed to the area in the early hours of Sunday for the election.
“We had some challenges holding the presidential and National Assembly elections in Ganaja Village in Ajaokuta Local Government on Saturday because of some logistic problems.
“We tried to see how it could hold the previous day but we couldn’t, so we have to shift it to Sunday.
“The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Hale Longpet, has given the go ahead for the election to hold this Sunday, February 26.
“We don’t want a situation where some people will be disenfranchised in this very important election,” he said.
Sule, however, urged the people of Ganaja to come out en-masse to take part in the election and exercise their franchise.