The timeline for the Tuesday supplementary election in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State has been adjusted by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The decision was disclosed in a statement released by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
Recall that the state Collation/Returning Officer, Florence Obi, on Sunday had announced that the supplementary election has been scheduled for Tuesday.
Okoye in the statement noted that the adjustment for the commencement and the ending time for voting was made in line with the electoral body’s extant rules and regulations.
According to Okoye, voting in the affected local government area would commence on Tuesday at 10 am. and end at 4 pm.
“This decision, which will be strictly complied with, has been taken, following a careful review of the prevailing situation in Anambra state and is being widely shared with the stakeholders, including security agencies.
“We urge political parties, voters, election duty officials, election observers, the media, and the general public to note this slight modification.
“We also appeal to citizens to conduct themselves in an orderly manner to ensure that the election is brought to a peaceful conclusion.”