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INEC to hold Rivers supplementary election April 13

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Supplementary election in four constituencies in Rivers State has been fixed for the 13th of April by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The electoral body revealed this on a statement on Thursday by its National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, adding that a committee has also been setup to look into the conduct of election for Imo North Senatorial District.

Okoye said: “The commission met on Thursday April 4, 2019 and reviewed the conduct of the just-concluded Rivers State collation exercise. The commission expressed satisfaction with the outcome and commended the security agencies for their professionalism which ensured the peaceful conduct of the exercise.

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“It also commended the political parties, domestic and international observers, other stakeholders and the people of Rivers State for their support and understanding which paved the way for the speedy and orderly conclusion of the exercise.

“However, supplementary elections will be held in some areas on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in line with the timetable released by the commission. The constituencies are Gokana, Opobo/Nkoro, Ahoada West and Abua/Odual.”

On Imo North Senatorial District, Okoye said: “A committee has been set up to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of allegations of misconduct in the election. It is also to advise the commission on whether its procedures were complied with by officials. The committee is to submit its report on Wednesday April 10 2019.”

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