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Electoral commission rejects call for poll cancellation

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Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected a call by the All People’s Party (APP) for the cancellation of the results of last week’s local government polls, state radio reported yesterday. The commission’s chairman, Justice Ephraim Akpata, said on the radio “there will be no annulment, not by this body.”

Radio Nigeria said that in a communique released on Wednesday, the APP called for the outright cancellation of the entire results because, it said, of several instances of malpractice by some INEC officials.

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