INEC approves results from 17 LGAs in Rivers

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is to release plans for the conclusion of the suspended Rivers state governorship and state house of assembly election Wednesday, next week.

A statement by the Commission signed by Mr Festus Okoye says the election had been held successfully in 17 local government areas before soldiers allegedly disrupted the process.

The Commission had on March 10, suspended all electoral processes in Rivers having determined that there was widespread disruption of collation of results of the elections conducted in the state on March 9.

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Subsequently, the Commission set up a Fact-Finding Committee to assess the situation and report back within 48 hours.

Okoye said that the Commission met on Friday and considered the report of the Committee and established that the Governorship and state House of Assembly elections took place in most of the polling units and results were announced.

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According to the statement the result of the 17 LGAs were intact and the process would have to be completed.

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INEC condemned the alleged disruption of the process.


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