Rivers elections: INEC committee to end fact-finding mission today
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Rivers elections: INEC committee to end fact-finding mission today

Mojeed Oladipupo



The fact-finding team assigned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the circumstances that led to the suspension of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State is expected to end its assignment today.

The team set up by the commission includes some national commissioners of INEC, other senior officials of INEC.

The team was mandated to probe the conduct of the elections, especially the violence that trailed the exercise in parts of the state.

PoliticsNGR reports that the commission in a statement  by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye,  on Sunday explained that it took the decision to suspend the elections in the state following reports of disruption of the polls there.

As the team was given 48 hours to complete its tasks and report to the INEC headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, it met individually with its electoral officers from the local government areas across the state to get the fact on what happened in the south-south state on Saturday, March 9 during the polls.

Nyesom Wike, the incumbent governor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as his African Action Alliance (AAC) counterpart, Biokpomabo Awara, are also said to have met with the committee separately behind closed doors.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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