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INEC Cancels, Reschedules Elections In Rivers LGA



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The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has cancelled elections in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers after voting didn’t take off there these days.

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The fee’s spokesperson in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor, showed the choice to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday afternoon.

He said elections within the region would now preserve on every other date to be set by means of the fee.

“In Bonny, there was no election in any respect,” stated Mr Enabor, adding that: “the exercising there was postponed. It will hold on some other day.”

PREMIUM TIMES earlier mentioned how elections couldn’t keep in the vicinity after protesting APC participants stopped substances and employees from leaving the INEC workplace there.

The APC supporters reportedly alleged that the poll papers deployed to the region were fake.

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A resident, Opuade Abbey, stated the region were taken over through armed safety operatives inclusive of soldiers.

The development in Bonny may additionally have an effect on the outcomes of Rivers southeast senatorial district and Bonny/Degema federal constituency elections.

Elsewhere, in Okrika Local Government Area, Mr Enabor said sensitive materials for one ward became diverted.

“Therefore voting did no longer keep inside the affected registration area (ward),” he said.

“The role of the fee is that election could be conducted one by one for that registration vicinity later.”

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