Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Saturday’s Legislative rerun elections in Sokoto was hitch-free with no report of violence or serious challenges.

Malam Musa Muhammad, INEC’s Public Relations Officer in Sokoto said this on Saturday in Sokoto.

He said preparation for the collation at Muhammad Zako Primary school in Sokoto had commenced for Sokoto North/Sokoto South Federal Constituency and Sokoto North State House of Assembly.

Musa noted that collations for Isa/Sabon-Birni Federal Constituency and Binji State House of Assembly seats would also be conducted in the respective areas.

Newsmen who monitored the exercise reports that the election was concluded in almost all the places before 3 p.m and counting of votes commenced immediately.

At UBA 002 polling unit in Sultan Atiku Secondary School, the Presiding Officer, Odeniron Fumilayo, a corps member said no serious challenges were recorded in her unit during the exercise.

The re-run elections was conducted for Binji and Sokoto North state House of Assembly seats, as well as Sokoto North/Sokoto South and Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituencies.

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