INEC Suspends Polls In 4 LGAs, Denies Distributing “Fake” Electoral Materials

INEC-RiversThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday announced the cancellation of rerun elections in four local government areas.
The LGAs are: Khana, Gokana, Andoni and Bonny.
Announcing the cancellation at a press briefing on Saturday in Port Harcourt, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Aniedi Ikoiwak, said the decision was taken following attacks of INEC officials at the affected councils by party members, who alleged electoral materials sent to them were fake.
“I am not aware of any fake materials sent to any LGA. All the electoral materials for the elections were distributed in the presence of political party representatives; everything sent out from here were genuine materials”, Ikoiwak said.
He said a new date for elections in the four affected LGAs would later be announced.
State constituencies where elections did not hold were Abua/Odual, Ahoada West, Etche One, Khana One, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Ogu/Bolo, Okrika, Oyigbo, Port Harcourt One and Three.
Ahoada West/Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni federal constituency was also not affected by the rerun.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Transportation and immediate past Governor of Rivers, Rotimi Amaechi, maintained that with free and fair elections, the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would emerge victorious.


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