Rivers State Rerun: Elections Suspended in 8 Local Government Areas due to Violence & Lives Lost

Rivers State Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC, has suspended elections in a total of eight local government areas in the Rivers State rerun elections which held yesterday, Saturday, 19th of March, 2016, across the three senatorial districts of the state.

INEC had initially suspended elections in six local government areas of the state including, Khana, Bonny, Gokana, Andoni, Tai, and Eleme, yesterday before making the move to suspend elections in two more local governments today, including Etche and Asari-Tori.

The reasons for the suspension, according to the Resident Electoral Commission in a press statement, are not unrelated to violence and irregularities in the elections in the said local government areas.

“Further to our earlier pronouncement on the suspension of the rerun elections in the six Local Government Areas of, Khana, Bonny, Gokana, Andoni, Tai and Eleme following disturbances and violence that impeded the electoral process in those parts of the state, it has also become necessary to suspend the elections in Etche and Asari-Toru Local Government Area, for the same reason.”

Meanwhile, This Day reports that the Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Kobani, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, Cyril Dum Wite were yesterday arrested by soldiers at Kpor and Bori in Gokana and Khana Local Government Areas respectively in the course of the elections, even as the election violence that erupted in three local government areas have claimed at least six lives.

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9 Comments on Rivers State Rerun: Elections Suspended in 8 Local Government Areas due to Violence & Lives Lost
  • Tosin March 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    hewo, God.

  • nwa nna March 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I detest naija politics, always a do or die matter.. Nigerian political parties and politicians are not worth dying for! APC or PDP, same shyte just a different name

  • Wizzy March 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    F- APC

  • TM David-West March 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Not surprised. Nigerian Politics always bloody… Rivers state particularly so.

  • Spunky March 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Why is there so much violence particularly in Rivers State?! What sort of person will stake their lives just for a pot bellied-greedy-nincompoop to achieve their selfish desires? The earlier they receive sense, the better for them…tufiakwa!

    • Anon March 20, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Oil money. Plus, Amaechi has thuggish tendencies.

      • Ni March 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

        They are all the same. Wike and Amaechi were cultists when they were in uni. In fact, Amaechi was expelled for cultism. They were friends for many years before the love turned sour. I really do not understand what is happening in Nigeria. Amaechi left his job as minister of transportation to cause problems. Dakuku Peterside that was given a job less than a month ago as NIMASA DG but no he’s in Ph killing people up and down.

  • GERALD March 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    when ever we see d truth pls lets speak it out cos without confesing it, mmm… alot will continue 2 hapepen. RIVER STATE IS (PDP) AND (PDP) RIVER STATE. na so i see am oh.. am nt a polical ebobunkuku. GERALD

  • DAVID KINGDAVE March 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    AMEACHI IS IDIOTIC AND FOOLISH

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