RiversDecides: Election to be completed as INEC Hang Down Suspension

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The independent National Electoral Commission has fixed date for the completion of the suspended Election in Rivers State.

You will recall that INEC said due to widespread of disruption of election and use of thugs and soldiers they suspended the Election.

Midnight Friday 15th, March 2019 INEC in a Press Statement said that Elections in Rivers will be conducted n Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Here is the Full Statement:

RIVERS STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION
On the 10th of March 2019, the Commission suspended all electoral processes in Rivers State having determined that there was widespread disruption of collation of results of the elections conducted on the 9th day of March 2019. Subsequently, the Commission set up a Fact-Finding Committee to assess the situation and report back within 48 hours.

The Commission met on the 15th day of March 2019 and considered the report of the Committee and established the following:

That the Governorsship and State Assembly elections took place in most of the polling units and results were announced.

That the results from 17 Local Governments out of 23 are available and are in the Commission’s custody. That the Declaration and Returns for 21 State Constituencies out of 32 were made prior to the suspension.

That the commission is committed to expeditious completion of the collation process where results of the elections have been announced.

Will engage the security agencies at national level and the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee at the State level to demand neutrality and professionalism of security personnel in order to secure a peaceful environment for the completion of the elections.

Will also engage with key stakeholders in Rivers State with a view to ensuring a smooth and peaceful completion of the process.

Will issue detailed timelines and activities for the completion of the election on Wednesday March 20th, 2019.

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