INEC Fixes Dates For Completion Of Rivers Governorship Election

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday said resumption of collation and announcement of results of the March 9 Rivers state governorship election would hold between April 2 and 5.

A schedule of activities for the completion of the Rivers election was released on Wednesday by the commission.

INEC had on 10 March suspended electoral processes in the oil-rich state as a result of violence that marred the March 9 governorship poll.

Spy Nigeria understands that many officials of INEC were held hostage while electoral materials were reportedly seized.

“Staff have been taken hostage and materials including result sheets have either been seized or destroyed by unauthorised persons,” the commission had said in statement.