Gov, assembly elections to hold Tuesday in Benue LG

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that governorship and House of Assembly elections will be held in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

This announcement was contained in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Monday.

It would be recalled that the elections in Kwande LGA were suspended.

This decision followed an inadvertent mix up of some of the sensitive materials for the two state assembly constituencies in the area – Kwande East and Kwande West.

According to Okoye “For this reason, voters and stakeholders agreed that the elections should be rescheduled.

“Consequently, the Commission issued a statement that a new date will be announced for the elections.

“After further consultation with stakeholders, our Resident Electoral Commissioner in Benue State, Professor Sam Egwu, has advised that the State office is ready to proceed with the rescheduled elections.

*Accordingly, the Commission approved that the elections shall hold tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

“The Commission appeals to voters in Kwande Local Government Area to troop out en masse and vote for the candidate of their choice. Similarly, we call on parties and candidates to conduct themselves peacefully.”

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