INEC to conduct Rivers re-run in July


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday disclosed that it might conduct the suspended legislative re-run election in Rivers state before the end of July if the political parties in the state would abide by the conducts of the elections.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in the state, Elder Aniedi Ikoiwak disclosed this in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, during a consultative meeting with critical stakeholders in the state to brainstorm on how to successfully conduct the suspended election without a hitch.

Speaking with representatives of 28 political parties and stakeholders at the meeting, Ikoiwak said: “INEC has already started work in making peace among us. Today, the security operatives and we, are holding this meeting to tell the political parties here that we will want the rerun elections to be concluded if they are ready.

“And, if they are ready, I think we can meet up to what we need to do and get this election done before the end of July.”

The REC went on to reveal that the number of those who would be allowed to vote in the senatorial rerun was 947,424 credible voters in the 211 wards and 1,978 polling units in the three senatorial zones.