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Rivers Rerun: INEC Cancels Election In 2 More LGAs

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Port Harcourt

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on Sunday announced the cancellation of elections in two more local  government areas in Saturday’s rerun polls in Rivers state.

It specifically cites alleged irregularities such as violence, snatching of ballot box, non compliance to electoral law as reasons for the cancellation.

The two affected council areas according to the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC Elder Aneide Ikoiwak are Etche and Asaritoru.

Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says it has begun the auditing of personnel and materials sent into the field for the Rivers State rerun election held yesterday  (Saturday) March 19th, 2019.

A statement issued by the spokesman of INEC in Rivers state, Tonia Nwobia, on Sunday, said apart from carry out the personnel and material auditing, the commission, will also meet with critical stakeholders before announcing a new date for the election in the suspended council areas.

The local government areas where election were cancelled are now 8. Those earlier cancelled are Gokana, Khana, Andoni and Bonny.

 

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