Rivers State: INEC suspends election in four local councils

Rivers State: INEC suspends election in four local councils

Saturday, March 19, 2016 5:28 pm

THE Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended election in 4 local councils of Rivers State.

The councils are Andoni, Bonny, Gokana and Abua/Odual, where there were either disturbances or arrangement marred by logistics challenge.

In Bonny, there were protests earlier today that the result sheets sent to them were fake.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner Mr Aneidi Ikoiwak, said the cancellation of rerun elections in the four Local Government areas
was because of irregularities.

Ikoiwak told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Saturday that some party agents attacked INEC officials for allegedly using fake election materials in their areas.

Ikoiwak described as untrue allegations that INEC sent fake election materials to some local government areas.

“All INEC materials used for the election are genuine,” he said.

The commissioner said a new date would be announced for the rerun election in the four local government areas.

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