INEC Postpones Rivers Rerun Elections

Must Read

Again Emir Sanusi Hammers On Problems In Northern Nigeria

Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, has come hard on fathers who do not take responsibility for their children and...

Senate Moves To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

The Senate has initiated plans to establish a rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration agency that would cater for repentant Boko...

Buhari Cares More For Boko Haram Than Law Abiding Citizens: Omokri

Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of the APC led administration has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari loves Boko Haram...

Buhari Will Not Resign: Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign his position over...

Why We Have Many Empty Seats During Plenary At National Assembly – Akin Alabi

Ever wondered why there are so many empty seats during the plenary session at the National Assembly?, well the...

Inec3

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has yet again postponed the Rivers state legislative election rerun.

The commission released a statement signed by its Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu saying the rerun poll has been postponed due to reports of violence which caused the initial postponement of the polls in March.

This comes less than a week INEC’s office got burnt in Bori, Rivers state.

The electoral body said in the report:

“as a responsible organisation and conscious of the violence, maiming and fatalities which accompanied the previous election in March as well as developments in the state since then, the commission cannot ignore such credible reports.

“In the circumstances, therefore, it is compelled to further postpone the rerun legislative elections in Rivers State as one of the principal conditions earlier stipulated for the return of the state for the conclusion of the election has, regrettably, not been met.

“This, the commission holds, is also a collective responsibility to be borne by all political actors irrespective of political positions and affiliations. If the goal of political contests is to serve the people, then there is no greater service than ensuring, at all costs, the preservation of the lives of the people whom such services would be rendered.”

No new date has been set for the elections.

SEE ALSO: Wike: Those Who Burnt INEC Office Not Ready For Rerun Elections

- Advertisement -
Ad ==> Discover how a young Nigerian graduate now makes a consistent 40k per week doing a legitimate online business. You too can start yours now, click here!!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -