INEC’s Panel Begins Work On Allegations Of Rigging In Rivers



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday evening established a fact-finding mission of three National Electoral Commissioners into the allegations of the APC on the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.

Citing irregularities, the party has called for the election in Rivers to be cancelled and rescheduled.

A statement by INEC Secretary Augusta Ogakwu confirmed that the panel would investigate and advise the Commission and the Chief Electoral Commissioner/Returning Officer an what happened there.

Members of the investigation committee are:

Mrs. Thelma Iremirem, Head and supervisory National Commissioner for Rivers, Col. M.K Hammanga, and Professor Lai Olurode.

They are expected to submit their report before the end of the collation of results of the other States and the FCT, Mrs. Ogakwu said, adding that following the consideration of the report, INEC will make its decision known

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