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Jega Assures Investigation Into Rivers Electoral Flaws

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

From Collins Amadi – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted it has begun full investigation into the crises that rocked voting in Rivers State, South South Nigeria.

INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega disclosed this, Sunday evening during a press conference in Abuja.

Professor Jega confirmed that the complaints on alleged malpractices, have reached the commission, saying the body was concerned about the development. He added that if any staff of the electoral body was found culpable, in the crises, appropriate measures would be taken against them.

The Chairman also acknowledged receipt of complaints from other parts of the country and promised full investigations on them.

On the declaration of final results, Professor Jega warned against pre – empting and insisted the final results would be made public within 48 hours. He however explained that the period was effective after the conclusion of the voting.

Professor Jega also confirmed that voting has been extended till Sunday in States like: Osun, Kebbi, Niger, Jigawa (30 units), Kano (10 units), Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Taraba (116 units) and Lagos (90 units).

The Chairman urged Nigerians to be patient while the collation of results lasted, after which the final result is announced.

Meanwhile, members of the Rivers State APC Sunday trooped out in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, to demand for total cancellation of the Saturday’s Presidential election.



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