Governor Nyesom Wike has been pictured in front of a Police station in Portharcourt as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), suspends the re-run legislative elections in two more local government areas of Rivers state.
The resident electoral commissioner of Rivers state, Aneidi Ikoiwak, told journalists in Port Harcourt on Sunday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the re-run legislative elections in two more local government areas of Rivers state, adding that the elections were suspended due to irregularities and violence.
INEC had earlier on Saturday, suspended election in six of the 23 local government areas (LGAs) of the state over widespread violence.
Sunday’s announcement adds the number of LGAs where election was suspended to eight: Eleme, Bonny, Andoni, Asari-Toru, Etche, Tai, Khana and Gokana.
“INEC is currently auditing personnel and materials sent to the field. We will also meet with critical stakeholders before a new date will be announced for re-run in the affected local government areas,” he said.
INEC conducted elections in 22 of the 32 state house of assembly seats, 12 of the 13 house of representatives seats and three senatorial districts.
Results from other local government areas have yet to be announced by INEC