Rivers: INEC to conduct supplementary polls in 4 constituencies

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Barely 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared Nysome Wike , candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP winner of the hitherto suspended governorship elections in Rivers State the Commission has fixed supplementary polls in four state constituencies of Rivers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

The election will hold in 467 polling units and 106 voting points across Gokana, Opobo/NKoro, Ahoada and Abua/Odual with total of 261,683 registered voters.

Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in a statement issued Thursday at the end of the Commission meeting said, a Committee has been set to review the controversial Imo North District Senatorial election.

“The Commission met today 4th April 2019 and reviewed the conduct of the just concluded Rivers State collation exercise.

“The Commission expressed satisfaction with the outcome and commended the security agencies for their professionalism which ensured the peaceful conduct of the exercise.

“It also commended the political parties, domestic and international observers, other stakeholders and the people of Rivers State for their support and understanding which paved the way for the speedy and orderly conclusion of the exercise.

“However, supplementary elections will be held in the following areas on Saturday 13th April, 2019 in line with the timetable released by the Commission

“The Commission also deliberated on the conduct of lmo North Senatorial District election held on 23rd February and 9th March 2019. It noted a number of issues arising from the election and set up a Committee to look into them.

“The Committee is to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of allegations of misconduct m the election. It is also to advise the Commission on whether its procedures were complied with by officials. The Committee is to submit its report on Wednesday 10th April 2019”, the statement.

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