The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has vowed that it will not return to Rivers State until it is conducive to conduct elections.
This is coming on the heels of the weekend’s legislative re-run election in the state, which was characterized by monumental violence even as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and All Progressives Congress (APC), traded blames over the issue.
Speaking on the matter, INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said that INEC had scheduled a meeting for tomorrow to review the situation in Rivers, adding: “I don’t want to pre-empt anything ahead of the Wednesday meeting.”
In an interview in Abuja with The Cable, yesterday, Osaze-Uzzi also said the commission would investigate the allegations levelled against it during the election, adding that the commission annulled the election in eight local government areas and also suspended collation of results after declaring few results following the widespread irregularities that ensued.
He said the decision on when the remaining results of the election would be taken at the meeting.
Meanwhile, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has confirmed the death of a corps member, Okonta Samuel, with call-up number RV/15B/5539, during the re-run elections.
Mr. Samuel, who served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area.