Rivers polls: Details of INEC committee meeting with Wike revealed
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Rivers polls: Details of INEC committee meeting with Wike revealed

Mojeed Oladipupo




Information reaching PoliticsNGR indicates that details of the meeting held between Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and the fact-finding committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been released.

PoliticsNGR reports that the team was sent from the Headquarters of INEC to investigate the actions that led to the suspension of elections in the state.

The team is expected to end its assignment today having been given 48-hours to do so.

Wike had claimed that some members of the Nigerian Army attempted to manipulate the Rivers State Governorship collation.

According to the information obtained from the social media page of the governor, sources at the meeting said that the committee requested duplicate polling unit results from security agencies and party agents who received same after voting.

According to the sources, Wike explained that direct Collation of all polling units results had started in earnest.

Party agents and different security agencies entitled to duplicate copies have supplied same for direct Collation.

The information also stated that with 19 Local Government Areas polling units results collated and computed for the Governorship Election in Rivers State, PDP has 586,745, Votes while AAC …51,521 has Votes.

“After the closed-door preliminary investigation and computations, the public would be briefed and open declaration made.

“As at press time, the computations for three other Local Government Areas where elections held were ongoing by the Fact Finding Committee. Elections did not hold in the 23rd LGA, Abua/Odual, where soldiers frustrated the distribution of election materials.

“The recourse to the Polling Units results was in line with the fact that it was where voting held and Accreditation via card readers took place. Results at this level are pure and verifiable,” the remaining part of the information reads.

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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