INEC Fixes April To Resume Collation, Announcement Of Results In Rivers State

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a timeline for the governorship and state house of assembly elections in Rivers State.

INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, announced this during a press conference on Thursday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

He disclosed that the electoral body has decided to resume the collation and announcement of results in the state between April 2 and 5.

Mr Okoye explained that INEC would conduct supplementary election where necessary, and in some constituencies not affected by litigation on April 13.

Afterwards, he said the issuance of all outstanding certificates of return would be concluded on April 19.

According to the INEC official, the commission will hold an inter-agency security meeting on March 29, after which guidelines would be issued on the election.

He further revealed that INEC would deploy national commissioners in various states where supplementary election would take place, to monitor the process and present certificates of return to the winners.

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