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Security Agents Take Over INEC Office Ahead Of Resumption Of Abia Guber Election Results Collation




Security agents have taken over the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the resumption of the collation of Abia State governorship election results which was suspended on Monday.

Naija News recalls that the electoral body suspended the collation of the results following allegations of over-voting in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.

Following the suspension, INEC said its National Commissioners from Abuja would visit Abia to review the disputed results.

As the Commissioners were being awaited, the electoral umpire later directed the Presiding Officer, Professor Nnenna Oti; and the Administrative Secretary, Clement Oha, to proceed to Abuja with the disputed results.

However, after ironing out issues with the disputed results, INEC announced on Wednesday morning that collation would resume at the Collation Centre located inside its office in Umuahia.

The collation centre is now filled with newsmen and a few party representatives with an army of security operatives strategically positioned around the INEC facility, awaiting the arrival of the Presiding Officer and other stakeholders.

Meanwhile, all the roads leading to the INEC office have been cordoned off by heavily armed security agents, while traffic is also being diverted to alternate routes.

The Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Alex Otti, already has over 92,000 and he is leading other candidates in the race.

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Results of 16 Local Government Areas have been declared remaining only the controversial Obingwa LGA result.