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INEC Concludes Plans On Rivers’ Supplementary Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, 21st March 2019 announced that it has perfected plans to conclude the process leading to the declaration of the Governor-elect in Rivers state.

The Adamawa supplementary election which was set to hold on Saturday 23rd has been put on hold. Justice Abdulazeez Waziri of the Adamawa state High Court on Thursday in Yola has re-adjourned ruling on the counter motion filed by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), which was seeking to vacate the motion ex-parte restraining INEC from conducting a supplementary Governorship election.

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed confidence that the party will reclaim its victory in court after filing a suit challenging the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the February 23 presidential elections.

The National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo has revealed what the leadership of the Union discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Thursday following a brief closed-door meeting.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, has reacted to the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to shift collation and announcement of the election in the state to April 2.  According to Dailypost, the party made its position known in a statement issued on Thursday by its chairman, Felix Obuah.

In preparation for the supplementary election in some states that were declared inconclusive, the Federal Government had directed the closure of all land borders in Adamawa, BeFederal Sokoto states. Mohammed Babandede, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration service, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja.

The United State has claimed it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote-buying, allege interference by security forces and violence in some locations during the 2019 general election.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has alleged that, the Senate President and the Peoples Democratic Party are plotting to take control of the 9th Assembly leadership, the Nation reported.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has filed a suit at the Federal High court Abuja praying to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with a certificate of return as Senator-elect for Imo west senatorial District.

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