Saturday, 19 March 2016

Rivers State Re-run election current update

The election will see key political figures in the state slog it out for a place at the National Assembly, House of Representatives and state assembly. See more information and photos of current situation after the cut

Hours prior to the rerun elections, the tension could be described as outrageous, as residence in the state have taken shelter in their homes.

But security has been heightened as only just on Thursday, March 17, the Nigerian Army lost two of its men in a shootout with hoodlums in Abonemma area of the state. However, all appears set for the exercise as all sensitive materials for the polls have been delivered at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt. 

Sorting and distribution have been done at the different senatorial zones and constituencies in all 23 local government areas in the state and the INEC has recruited the services of 24,930 adhoc staff, 379 collation officers and 37 returning officers for the elections. 

The rerun legislative election will be held in the three Senatorial Districts, 12 House of Representatives Seats and 22 of the 32 state assembly seats. Accreditation and voting will take place simultaneously from 8am-2pm while collation of results at the polling unit will commence when the last voter on the queue has voted. 

As at 8.ooam: Heavy military troops arrived at Port Harcourt for the rerun election.


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