INEC suspends Election Collation in Rivers, gives reasons
While consequences from different states were both being introduced or declared inconclusive, INEC suspended election in Rivers State.
Speaking on Channels TV on Thursday night time, INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, stated the electoral umpire turned into compelled to forestall the counting of votes and declaration of the outcomes.
He said this turned into because of a hassle that occured at the Commission’s workplace at Aba Road, Port Harcourt, the nation capital.
Haruna further defined that before the selection to postpone the declaration of consequences, INEC had met with security companies over the matter.
“We issued a statement regarding both Rivers and Bauchi (states). The reason we had to stop the election was essentially that there were problems in our (INEC) headquarters office in Port Harcourt such that we couldn’t continue with the collation.
“So we decided that we will want to continue with the collation after we have met duly with the security services. We have done that, we had a meeting with them on March 19,” he stated.
DAILY POST reported earlier that INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, had announced that the resumption for the collation of election result in the state is between April 2 and 5.