Independent National Electoral Commission, on Thursday, expressed its readiness to conduct the rerun elections in some parts of Enugu State on February 3 as ordered by the Appeal Court.
State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Enugu, ahead of the polls.
Recall that the Appeal Court had ordered a rerun in Udenu/Igbo-Eze North Federal Constituency and Enugu South Urban State Constituency, respectively.
The REC said that both elections would be conducted in 25 Registration Areas, totalling 173 polling units, adding that for Enugu South Urban State Constituency, there would be a rerun in eight polling units that had some discrepancies.
According to him, for Udenu/Igbo-eze North Federal Constituency, made up of two LGAs, namely Udenu and Igbo-eze North, elections will be held in 55 polling units in Udenu LGA and 110 polling units in Igbo-eze North LGA.
He said, “Working under the order of the court, which specified 90 days for conduct of the rerun elections, the commission has fixed February 3 for the exercise.
“We are prepared and have made necessary arrangements for hitch-free and inclusive rerun elections.
“That is the essence of this important stakeholders’ meeting.
“Presently, we have non-sensitive materials in INEC offices in the various LGAs involved in the exercise.”