Supplementary Governorship Elections in Abia, Imo, Taraba – LIVE UPDATES

The April 11 governorship elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba states were  declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Today, INEC is holding supplementary elections in areas in those states where elections either did not take place or results were cancelled due to irregularities.

The supplementary elections will hold in 51 Registration Areas (RAs) in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Abia State; 79 RAs in 23 LGAs in Imo; and 32 RAs in 10 LGAs in Taraba.

Already, the electoral agency has deployed three National Commissioners to each of the states on supervisory duties.

The National Commissioners will be assisted in each of the states by three Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). These are besides the substantive RECs for the affected states.

The commission says it has also deployed three Directing staff from the Headquarters to each of the affected states to coordinate the operations, while some other staff from the headquarters have been deployed to the states as monitors. In addition, Electoral Officers (EOs) from neighbouring states will be on ground to assist the EOs of the affected LGAs.

The Commission says it is “determined to ensure that the supplementary elections are free, fair credible and peaceful; and it urges voters in the affected areas to conduct themselves peacefully and in accordance with set procedures of the elections, so that the process is crisis-free and concludes in good time”.

It added, “We also call on the Police to ensure compliance by political actors with the restriction on movement in places where the elections are holding.

“INEC reassures the public that it is investigating allegations of misconduct by some officials during the recent general elections, and will ensure that anyone proven to have violated the rules is brought to book.”

PREMIUM TIMES reporters are covering the elections and would be bringing you live updates from the states.

Read below why the elections were declared inconclusive in each of the three states.

INEC declares Abia governorship poll inconclusive

INEC declares Imo governorship poll inconclusive 

INEC declares Taraba governorship election inconclusive

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  • Guguru

    God bless Nigeria. Nigeria’s democracy has arrived. The people have been empowered to hold their leaders accountable.

  • Emeka Ugwu

    I do not see this election throwing up any surprises. Those already leading would win eventually.

    • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

      By rigging the election abi. Imo is APGA stronghold and I don’t see any result for Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho who is the APGA candidate. You must be sniffing bad glue. Brain dead traitor you are. Stone-cold sell out.

      • by fire

        You sounds like a political bigot, i was expecting you mentioning PDP instead you are calling dead APGA which was long ago buried alongside with Ojukwu. You must be joking with this your APGA story, even in Abia I don’t expect miracle for APGA not even in Imo. Wake up Colonel you are tired not retired.

  • Kulie

    No surprises. In Imo state in particular, PDP has to pray for a miracle & extra-large turn out. There are 140,000 votes at stake and Rochas is leading with about 80, 000. Ihedioha has to garner at about 100,000 and pray for the other candidates to get the lion share of the 40,000 from Rochas; a tall order.

  • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

    This result is fake.
    How do I know that?
    I will tell you in a minute.
    ba mu so Mallam Okorocha.
    Shi ne barawo.
    M mutum wanda ya san kome ba game da gwamnati.

    • Ahmad

      Fashion kuma ba yadda kuka iya. Ciwon ido sai hakuri.

      • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

        kai ne a wawaye !!!!
        Za ka mutu nan da nan.
        Ba na son ka.

      • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

        abin da ya shafi ku da Imo?

  • Ahmad

    I have been wondering how on earth can GEJ get upto 12 million votes in the face of his administration’s dismal performance in every aspect of national development index. The happenings in this re-run elections especially in Imo and Abia has satisfactorily addressed my curiosity.

    • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

      abin da ya shafi ku da Imo?
      Get lost.

    • Lee

      Think before you comment. Do you know the political history of Imo state. Check the history and educate yourself from what you read about it. We don’t vote blindly like Aboki. We look at performance before we give our votes. We voted for GEJ cos he worked just like the way we voted for Rochas our governor, but you people gave Buhari vote cos you want power by all means you people did not appropriate what Jonathan has done but history will tell.

      • Umar Mohammed

        Aboki didn’t vote like Inyamiri who voted on religious and ethnic lines.

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  • Akpaks

    The disgusting lame duck Ihedioha has no chance against Rochas in Imo. Ihedioha is a disaster avoided by the clever people of Imo. He is in the same class with the worst governor T. A Orji of Abia, and would have ruined Imo beyond repair.