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INEC Reschedules Elections In Rivers, Says Elections Did Not Hold

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that it has rescheduled elections in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers because voting did not take place there in today’s nationwide Presidential and parliamentary elections.
The commission’s spokesperson in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor, confirmed that elections in the area would now hold on another date to be set by the commission.
“In Bonny, there was no election at all. The exercise there has been postponed. It will hold on another day.”
Reports earlier in the day showed that members of the All Progressives Congress (APN) had stopped materials and personnel from leaving the INEC office there because of the allegation that the ballot papers deployed to the area were fake.
A resident, Opuade Abbey, said that the area had been taken over by armed security operatives including soldiers.
The development in Bonny may affect the results of Rivers southeast senatorial district and Bonny/Degema federal constituency elections.
Elsewhere, in Okrika Local Government Area, Enabor said that sensitive materials for one ward was diverted.
“Therefore voting did not hold in the affected registration area (ward),” he said.
“The position of the commission is that election will be conducted separately for that registration area later.”

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