INEC fixes Rivers supplementary polls for April 13

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed supplementary elections in some constituencies in River State for Saturday April 13, 2019.

This is just as the commission set up a committee to look into the conduct of the lmo North Senatorial District election held on February 23 and March 9 2019.

The resolutions were contained in a statement issued on Thursday by INEC National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

He said, “The commission met on Thursday April 4, 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 some areas on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in line with the timetable released by the commission. The constituencies are Gokana, Opobo/Nkoro, Ahoada West and Abua/Odual.”

The commission also deliberated on the conduct of lmo North Senatorial District election held on February 23 and March 9, 2019 and took into consideration a number of issues arising from the election.

“A committee has been set up to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of allegations of misconduct in 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 April 10 2019.”

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