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INEC has a message for the public, gives update on further actions in Rivers rerun

– INEC has asked members of the public to disregard any further results from Rivers rerun elections

– The electoral commission said further activities on the rerun election has been suspended

– The commission would be holding a meeting with Rivers Resident Electoral Commissioner, monitors and supervisors

– Allegations of fake result sheets would be investigated

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on members of the public to disregard any more results from the Rivers state rerun elections except the 10 it released earlier.

INEC, on its official Facebook page announced that it had suspended further activities relating to the Rivers rerun elections.

The commission said it would be meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Rivers state, the commission’s monitors and supervisors who superintended the elections on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016 in Abuja, to discuss the way forward.

According to Aniedi Ikoiwak, the state REC of INEC, in the results released by the commission, the PDP had won eight state constituencies namely Ahoada East 1and 2, Akukutoru 1, Emohua, Obio/Akpor 1 and 2, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni 1, Omuma and Opobo; while the APC had won in one, Opobo/Nkoro, This Day reports.

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Meanwhile, the electoral commission said it will investigate alleged distribution of fake result sheets in some polling units in Rivers state rerun elections which held on Saturday.

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Speaking with NAN, the commission’s director of voter education and publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi said other allegations raised during the conduct of the election would also be investigated.

He said: “Was there really distribution of fake result sheets? How did the people know that they are fake? The allegation will be investigated, anyway.”

Asked when the remaining result will be released by the commission, he said they would take a decision during the Wednesday meeting.

We are not going back to the state until the atmosphere is conducive to have a violent-free election. But I don’t want to pre-empt anything ahead of the Wednesday meeting,” Osaze-Uzzi said.

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