VANGUARD: No new polls in Ika Federal Constituency – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission yesterday clarified
that there would be no new election in Ika Federal Constituency of Delta
In a statement in Abuja, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman,
Mr. Kayode Idowu said since elections were held in the constituency but
results were not declared, the commission would appoint a new returning
officer to declare the results.
The statement reads: “There will be no fresh election in Ika Federal
Constituency in Delta State on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.This is to
correct the misunderstanding that a rerun election has been scheduled to
hold in the constituency. 
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hereby
clarifies that an election was duly held in the two local governments
that make up the Ika Federal Constituency on April 9, 2011.
“The results from the various polling units were collated at the ward
level. The process continued to the local government level where the
results from the wards were collated.   But when the results collated at
the local government level were presented for collation at the
constituency level, the Returning Officer, Dr. Godwin Avwioro, failed to
collate the results from Ika North/East Local Government Area of the
“Having failed to collate all the results for the constituency, he
could not declare a winner, thus making the election inconclusive. Given
that election had held, and the results collated up to the local
government level, the Commission has resolved that another Returning
Officer be appointed to do the final collation and announce the

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