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Rivers Governorship Election: INEC says it is in custody of 17 LGA results 

▪indicts soldiers for disrupting Collation and attempting to subvert the will of Rivers people
▪says elections were concluded in majority of polling units before soldiers disrupted Collation
▪to meet Federal Security leaders to ensure neutrality during conclusion of Rivers Governorship Election
▪will release timeline for conclusion of process on March 20
The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has declared that it has in its custody results of 17 out of the 23 Local Government Areas  of Rivers State for the March 9 Governorship Election.
In a statement by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education,  the commission said it will release the detailed  timeline  for the completion of the Rivers State Governorship Election Process on March 20, 2019.
The  Commission  indicted soldiers for invading Collation Centres  and disrupting the Collation Process for the Governorship Election.
According to the INEC Statement,  declarations and returns  were made for 21 State Constituencies  out of the 32 State Constituencies in the state.
INEC expressed displeasure  with the invasion of collation Centres by the military and viewed  the action as an attempt  to subvert  the will of Rivers people.
The Commission said that it will engage security agencies at the National Level and state level to demand neutrality and professionalism  during the conclusion of the process.
They stated that voting was concluded  in majority of the polling units in the state, only for the  Collation process to be disrupted by the soldiers.
INEC will also meet with key stakeholders  in Rivers State to ensure the peaceful completion of the Rivers Governorship election.
AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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