Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 23 for the supplementary elections in the three affected Bayelsa State constituencies.
The March 9 elections in the three constituencies were declared inconclusive because of failure to adhere to the guidelines of the Electoral Act, hijack of ballot boxes and non-use of the card reader.
The Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Winfred Ifogah, in a statement said the affected constituencies are Brass Constituency 1, Ogbia Constituency 2 and Southern Ijaw constituency IV.
According to him, in Brass Constituency 1, supplementary election would hold in polling units 11 to 16, Ward 6 (Cape Formoso).
Ifogah said in Ogbia Constituency 11, election would hold in 65 polling units which covers 19 polling units in Ward 2 (Otuokpti), 19 units Ward 3 (Ologi), 21 units in Ward 4 ( Ayama) and six units in Ward 5 (Okodi).
He stated that 53 polling units were affected in Southern Ijaw Constituency 4, which includes 34 polling units in Ward 16 (Ukubie) and 19 polling units in Ward 17 (Koluama)
Ifogah disclosed that “a stakeholders’ meeting would be held before the day of the election to inform stakeholders of our preparation and expected roles.”