The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a Nigerian government agency responsible for conducting and supervising elections in the country.
In the Delta State of Nigeria, the agency recently rejected the presidential results of a local government area.
This local government area happens to be the home base of the vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and also the current governor of the state, Ifeanyi Okowa.
The rejection was based on the grounds of over-voting, which means that the number of votes recorded was more than the actual number of registered voters.
Over-voting is considered a form of electoral malpractice and is a violation of Nigerian electoral laws.
The rejection of the results has generated controversy and sparked debates among the political stakeholders and observers in the state.
While some have accused the electoral commission of bias and partiality, others have commended their action and called for a thorough investigation to be conducted into the matter.
It is important to note that the Nigerian electoral system has been plagued by allegations of rigging, manipulation, and malpractices in the past.
As a result, the INEC has come under scrutiny to ensure free and fair elections are conducted in the country.
The rejection of the results by the commission in Delta State is seen as a step towards ensuring that the integrity of the electoral process is maintained.
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