- INEC says it will conduct supplementary elections in four constituencies of Rivers state on Saturday, April 13
- The commission expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the Rivers collation exercise and lauded security agencies, political parties, observers and the Rivers people for their roles in the exercise
- The areas where the supplementary elections will hold are Gokana, Opobo/Nkoro, Ahoada West and Abua/Odual
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will conduct supplementary elections in four constituencies of Rivers state on Saturday, April 13.
The disclosure was made by INEC’s national commissioner in charge of information and voter education, Barr Festus Okoye, on Thursday night, April 4 in Abuja, Vanguard reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that Okoye said the commission expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the just concluded Rivers collation exercise, and lauded security agencies for ensuring that the exercise was conducted peacefully.
INEC also lauded the political parties, domestic and international observers, other stakeholders and the Rivers people for their support and understanding which paved the way for a speedy and orderly conclusion of the collation exercise.
Okoye, however, added: “Supplementary elections will be held in the following areas on Saturday 13th April 2019 in line with the timetable released by the commission”.
He listed the areas as: Gokana, Opobo/Nkoro, Ahoada West and Abua/Odual.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, Biokpomabo Awara, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of declaring Governor Nyesom Wike winner of the state gubernatorial election to prevent him from being probed.
Awara alleged that INEC returned Wike as governor to prevent him from being probed for his actions when he was minister of education in the state.
The AAC candidate accused Professor Mahmood Yakubu; the national commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo states, May Agbamuche-Mbu; Rivers REC Obo Effanga and administrative secretary in the state Elder Etim Umoh, of offering Wike cover.
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