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BREAKING: INEC Suspends All Elections In Rivers 'Until Further Notice'

The commission based its decision on “widespread disruption of elections”.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended elections in Rivers State “until further notice”.

A statement issued on Sunday by Festus Okoye, Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, based the commission’s decision of “widespread disruption of elections” in the governorship and state house of assembly elections held on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

After a meeting of the commission held on Sunday, the commission took the decision in line with Section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and Clause 47(e) of the Regulations and Guidelines of the Commission.

See INEC’s full statement below: