Nigeria Civil Society Urges INEC To End Supplementary Elections

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The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to put an end to supplementary elections in Nigeria.

Convener of the coalition of 70 civil society groups Mr Clement Nwankwo, who
made the call on Sunday in Abuja at a news conference on the observation of the elections said the call to end supplementary elections became imperative because it appeared that the process was now a manipulation tool to circumvent the will of the electorate.

He said that the group deployed observers for the supplementary governorship elections in Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto states and noticed some ills.

He said that some flaws observed were recurrent in Nigeria’s elections and as a country they ought to be condemned, especially the voter intimidation and insecurity that resulted in shooting of a returning officer in Benue.

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