INEC suspends Abia State REC, appoints a replacement

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Abia State, Ike Uzochukwu, has been evicted from office by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to report, INEC, after the suspension, directed its Administrative Secretary in the state, Clement Ohia, to immediately replace Uzochukwu and ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Governorship and State Assembly elections to be conducted this Saturday.

It should be noted too that Abia was one of the states where the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections did not commence as scheduled, following a logistical failure.

The commission had earlier suspended its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Sokoto State, Dr. Nura Ali, on March 6, and directed its Administrative Secretary in the state, Hauwa Aliyu Kangiwa, to take over its affairs.