The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released schedule of activities for the resumption of election in River state.
The electoral body had suspended electoral processes in the state on March 10 following reported violence.
In a statement signed by Edwin Enabor on behalf of INEC on Wednesday, March 27, INEC said the process will continue on April 2.
The statement reads “According to the timetable, a stakeholders’ meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, while the resumption of collation and announcement of results will hold between April 2 and 5.
"Supplementary elections will be conducted where necessary on April 13, results will be announced between April 13 and 15, while certificates of return will be issued on April 19.
“The identified activities for the conclusion of the process flow from the careful auditing by the Fact-Finding Team set up by the Commission’s headquarters to review the circumstances that led to the suspension of the process.”
Meanwhile, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has said that allegation that he paid for the defection of Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is false.
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He denied the accusation through Emma Okah, his commissioner for information and communications, on Monday, March 25, saying he did not pay N200 million for Yeeh’s defection, Sahara Reporters reports.
Yeeh earlier announced his defection to the PDP through a letter he sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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