Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will today conduct chairmanship and councillorship elections in some polling units in five out of the six Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
INEC had last Saturday, April 9, 2016 declared election in the affected areas inconclusive.
A statement issued by the commission, indicated that the Area Councils affected are: Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje and Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC. Chairmanship elections will be concluded in four Area Councils of Abaji, Gwagwalada, Kuje and AMAC, while Councillorship elections will be concluded in four Area Councils.
In stating reasons why the elections were declared inconclusive, the Commission attributed non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), and the approved INEC guidelines and regulations. The elections were cancelled for three reasons namely: violence, over voting and non use of the Smart Card Reader, SCR.
A total of 39, 647 registered voters are expected to participate in today’s re-run exercise.
However, in Abaji Area Council, the commission will conclude Chairmanship and Councillorship elections in two Polling Units of two Wards, namely: Kuku and Gawu, with a total of 3,513 voters expected to participate. In Bwari Area Council, Councillorship elections will be concluded in two Wards and three Polling Units with a total of 5,522 registered voters.
Meanwhile, in Gwagwalada Area Council, the commission will conclude Chairmanship election in one Ward, IBWA, and two Polling Units, with a total of 1,881 registered voters. In Kuje Area Council on the other hand, Chairmanship and Councillorship elections will be concluded in 12 Polling Units of eight Wards, with a total of 13,368 voters. The affected Wards are: Gwargwada, Kwaku, Kuje Central, Chibiri, Gudunkarya, Rubochi, Yenche and Kabi.
In AMAC, the commission will conclude Chairmanship and Councillorship elections in six Wards and 14 Polling Units, the affected wards are: Karu, Gwarinpa, Gui, Karshi and Nyanya. A total of 15, 363 registered voters are expected to participate in the re-run elections.


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