INEC to resume Rivers elections in April

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a timeline for the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Rivers State, indicating that it will resume the collation and announcement of results in the state between April 2 and 5.

Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Okoye explained that INEC would conduct supplementary election where necessary, and in some constituencies not affected by litigation on April 13. Thereafter the issuance of all outstanding certificates of return will be concluded on April 19.

Okoye further said that the commission will hold an inter-agency security meeting on March 29, after which guidelines would be issued on the election. He said that INEC would deploy national commissioners in various states where supplementary election would take place, to monitor the process and present certificates of return to the winners.