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Election held in Rivers, INEC insists

 say Amaechi erred to ask for result sheet before election commenced

By Jimitota Onoyume

PORT HARCOURT— Resident Electoral Commissioner, Rivers State, Dame Gesilia Khan, last night, said elections held in the 23 local government areas of the state.

In a statement, she said the agent of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Mr Steve Worgu, signed for all documents, including result sheets for Ikwerre council, the governor’s local government area.

“The presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives elections held in the 23 Local government areas in the Rivers State on March 28, 2015,” she said, adding that at the time Governor Rotimi Amaechi demanded for the result sheets in his ward at Ubima, voting had not started.

She said, “At the stage Governor Amaechi complained of not sighting the election result sheet, voting has not commenced, that was merely accreditation stage which has nothing to do with result sheets. Please note that the governor of Rivers State went to the poll as a voter and not as a governor.

“INEC wishes to inform the general public that the law does not permit everyone to be shown the result sheet, hence all political parties were expected to have their party agents at the distribution centres to ensure that the martial both sensitive and non sensitive are all complete before election officials proceed to the field. Also the agent at the polling units are expected to ensure that materials are complete before election commences. Where there is a shortfall the party agent will have it in their report and submit complaint to INEC.

“It is on record that APC accredited political party agent who was present at the INEC office Ikwerre council office, Steve Worgu, signed that the materials both sensitive and non sensitive distributed at the council were complete, including result sheets before the officials proceeded to the field.”


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