The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State earlier shifted from Saturday 18th March 2023, holds today, Tuesday March 21, 2023.
Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, explained that the decision to reschedule the elections followed an inadvertent mix up of some of the sensitive materials for the two State Assembly constituencies in the area i.e. Kwande East and Kwande West.
“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 21st March 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.” Okoye said.