Rivers Re-run: Why INEC Cancelled Elections In 4 LGAs


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has cancelled rerun elections of National and state Houses of Assembly in four Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the Rivers state.

The four LGAs are, Khana, Gokana, Andoni and Bonny.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Aniedi Ikoiwak who announced the cancellation at a briefing on Saturday afternoon at the state INEC office in Port Harcourt said the decision followed attacks on INEC officials at the areas by political party members who alleged that the electoral materials sent to them were fake.

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“I am not aware of any fake materials sent to any LGA in this elections, all the electoral materials for the elections were distributed in the presence of political party representatives, everything sent out from here were genuine materials,” he said.

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Adeyemi is the news editor and Assistant Editor (Editorial) at GreenNews. He holds B.Sc. Ed. (Hons) from the University of Lagos. He believes that information is the source of liberty. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.


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