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INEC cancels elections in Rivers state due to massive shootings

Amadin Ogbewe

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has cancelled the election in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers state, following failure of voting to take place as well as sporadic shootings that engulfed other areas.

Voting also failed to take place in Akukutoru Local Government Area due to the massive shooting.

Sporadic shooting has been reported in the area, as seen in a video now trending on social media, but the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state have pointed accusing fingers at each other.

However, INEC spokesperson in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor, confirmed to PremiumTimes that the commission had cancelled the election in the affected area.

The spokesperson however, said that elections in the area would hold in another date.

According to him, “In Bonny, there was no election at all. The exercise there has been postponed. It will hold on another day.”

“Therefore voting did not hold in the affected registration area (ward).”

“The position of the commission is that election will be conducted separately for that registration area later.”

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