Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has questioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s constitutional power to suspend the release of already collated results in last Saturday’s rerun state and national legislative elections.
But INEC has maintained that no further action will be taken concerning the rerun elections until it finishes the assessment of personnel and materials deployed for the conduct of the polls.
In a related development, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Rivers South East Senatorial District rerun has called on all APC supporters across the senatorial district to take whatever steps are necessary to defend themselves and protect their lives and property if attacked by the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) supporters.
But the Rivers State chapter of the PDP quickly condemned Abe’s directive , saying it demonstrated frustration and desperation.
Meanwhile, INEC has expressed sadness over the death of Okonta Samuel, a serving youth corps member, who lost his life as an ad-hoc official during the rerun elections. Read more