The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for the support of various stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the electoral process in Rivers State.
INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa, and Edo State, May Agbamuche, made the call on Saturday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
She was addressing the candidates and representatives of various political parties in Rivers at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the commission ahead of the collation and announcement of results of the March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state.
Some of the stakeholders including the state governor, Nyesom Wike who is the PDP governorship candidate and that of the African Action Congress (AAC), Awara Biokpomabo, among others aired their views.
According to the timeline released by INEC on March 21, it will resume the collation and announcement of election results in Rivers between April 2 and 5.
It will also conduct supplementary election where necessary, and in some constituencies not affected by litigation on April 13.
The electoral body will conclude the issuance of all outstanding certificates of return on April 19.