INEC extends voting in Cross River

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting in the Presidential and National Assembly election till Sunday in some polling units in Cross River State.

This was disclosed by INEC’s Head of Department (HOD), Voter Education and Publicity, Anthonia Nwobi, in a statement issued on Saturday on behalf of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).

The statement said the period of voting for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections was extended to Sunday, February 26 in polling units in the state where the election did not take place on Saturday.

    They affected area include polling units and wards in Bakassi Local Government Area; Dayspring 1 & 2, Qua Island.

    “Voting in the affected areas will resume by 8 a.m. till 12.00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2023. All Stakeholders including Members of Political Parties, Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), Observers, Press, INEC Staff and Adhoc Personnel for the 2023 general elections etc should be guided accordingly.

    “The Commission also wishes to re-assure all eligible voters of her resolution that no registered voter will be disenfranchised in the 2023 general election,” INEC said.

    The Commission encouraged all affected qualified voters to use the opportunity to come out and cast their votes.

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