Rivers Rerun: REC, DIG operations, score election high, peaceful

Habila Joshak

Habila Joshak

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers, Mr Aniedi Ikowak, has hailed the peaceful conduct of the rerun legislative elections.

Aniedi made the remark while monitoring the election at Rumuigbo, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

He said reported cases of rumours on skirmishes would be investigated.

Also speaking, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations (DIG), Habila Joshak, also scored the conduct of the election high.

He said contrary to some reports of violence, the exercise was generally peaceful.

Joshak also hailed the people of the state for conducting themselves orderly.

He urged the media to verify informtion before going to press.

At Rumuomasi, Obio/Akpor Local Government, the party agents also commended INEC on the conduct of the election, saying it was generally peaceful unlike how it used to be in recent times.

The agents, Mr Ikechi Okpobiri (PDP) and that of the APC who simply introduced herself as Miss Tina, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

They said that the peace and the orderliness should be maintained.

But the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme, who was at the INEC office in Bori, Khana Local Government complained of irregularities in the area.

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