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Rivers Bye-Election: Returning Officer Declares APC Winner, INEC Suspends It

The much anticipated Rivers State Port Harcourt Constituency 3 House of Assembly by-election result held in the city of Port Harcourt has finally been announced as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate stormed out with a victory against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

 The returning officer who declared the candidate of APC, Hon. Dickens Worlu winner revealed that Dickens garnered total votes of 1,633 to defeat Mr. Chinaka Mmerukini who polled 449 votes.   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result and called for cancellation alleging the poll lacks transparency.   INEC has suspended the Elections citing the use of violence and Thugs.

INEC Cancels Rivers state Bye Election (DETAILS)

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended the PHALGA Constituency II Elections that took place today over the widespread use of violence and Thugs.  In a statement signed by Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner obtained by PoliticsNGR, the commission said, “the hoodlums stormed the various polling units and registration areas disrupting the voting activities, destroying and carting away electoral materials, including smart card readers and ballot boxes.

 “As a result of this widespread and wanton disruption of the electoral process as reported by field supervisory presiding officers and supervisors from the Commission and also having reviewed all situations, the Commission in accordance with provisions if section 26 of the electoral acts of 2010(as amended) hereby suspend the election forthwith “


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