The independent National Electoral commission INEC has begun its proposed meeting with various stakeholder ahead of the April 2 to 5 guidelines given for the coalition of the remaining results of the March 9th Governorship and state house of Assembly election in rivers state
The INEC chairman was represented by the National commissioner in charge of Bayelsa and Edo state Mrs. May Agbamuche Mbu at the OMNI EVENT CENTER in port Harcourt, she also emphasized that a fresh election will not be conducted in rivers state.
INEC administrative secretary in Rivers state Etim Umoh in his opening remarks at the stakeholders meeting. says the stakeholders meeting is a prerequisite for the collation of the inconclusive election.
Etim umoh said in other to deliver a credible process INEC has seasoned electoral officers led by the national commissioner to do the needful.
He noted that this is not a new election but only a concluding process.
One the stakeholders at the meeting Ledum Mitee who is also the state coordinator of the Initiative for credible elections in the state told our correspondent that there’s need for calls for the deployment of security personnel before the collation starts and also for INEC to publish the names of those in charge of the collation. He said The military has no job again to do during the collation
The AAC candidate Engr Biokpomabo AWARA in his remarks asked INEC how it got 17 local government it said it collated and where the result sheets were kept? This caused uproar and he walked out of the stakeholders meeting
The AAC Candidate After much pleading returned to the hall
Biokpo Awara the AAC candidate described the process as Biased
Governor Nyesom Wike in his remarks says that Rivers state is peaceful. He said I cannot be here and people are saying the state is unsafe. Rivers state is safe.
INEC Announced that The six local government remaining to be collated are