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Court strikes out suit seeking to stop collation of Rivers election results

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed a case challenging the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission regarding the Rivers State governorship election.
The Deputy Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has withdrawn from the 2019 Rivers State Governorship Election.

Rivers elections: AAC deputy governorship candidate defects to PDP

The Deputy Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has withdrawn from the 2019 Rivers State Governorship Election.

Rivers elections: Court adjourns hearing on governorship poll to March 28

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned till March 28 hearing in a suit seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from proceeding with the collation, conclusion and announcement of results in the March 9, Governorship and House of Assembly election in Rivers State.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: President Buhari must put a stop to militarisation of election process

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, on Wednesday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the militarisation of the electoral process in the country.
Policemen stand as a protester shouts slogans and waves a placard to protest against the suspension of governorship elections in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 11, 2019. – Several thousand people on Monday protested against the suspension of governorship elections in Nigeria’s volatile Rivers state following widespread disruption to the vote. The All Progressives Congress and African Action Congress marched with civil society groups in the state capital, Port Harcourt, calling for results to be announced. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Rivers elections: How we were abducted on election day – APC stalwarts

Three chieftains of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Chikordi Dike, Alex Wele and Dr. Lawrence Chuku, say they are still traumatised nine days after they were abducted by hoodlums allegedly sponsored by Governor Nyesom Wike at Obio-Akpor Collation centre during the March 9 elections.

ADP asks INEC to ban PDP, AAC from participating in Rivers elections

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ban the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the African Action Congress (AAC) from participating in future elections in Rivers State.

Rivers elections: We feel betrayed by INEC – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday said it felt betrayed after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicted soldiers, alongside armed thugs, over the violence that forced the suspension of the elections in Rivers State last week.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC: We don’t know if army rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it does not know if soldiers rigged elections in the River State governorship poll which was marred by violence.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Obo Effanga

Rivers elections: I have no alliance with Governor Wike or any person – REC

The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga, has dismissed claims in some quarters that he was hobnobbing with the State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi elections illegal

The All Progressives Congress has faulted the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the initial inconclusive elections in Rivers and Bauchi States.

Rivers elections: PDP to provide evidence on attempt to ‘assassinate’ Governor Wike

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has welcomed and commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Yusuf Tukur Buratai for inaugurating the Major-General TA Gagariga’s led Committee to probe allegations of misconduct, including the assassination attempt on Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike by soldiers during the 2019 general elections.

Rivers elections: PDP urges IGP to probe activities of policemen

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to set a panel of inquiry to probe the involvement of police officers in the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Albert Korubo Horsfall

Albert Horsfall: Rivers politics hijacked by cultists parading as capons

One time Director General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency and that of the State Security Service, Chief Albert Horsfall, says politics in Rivers state has been hijacked by cultists parading as capons because genuine elders and leaders of the land have “gone to sleep”
African Action Congress AAC

AAC protests INEC’s decision to resume collation of Rivers election results

The Rivers State African Action Congress (AAC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the collation of results for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections will be completed.

Rivers elections: APC berates INEC over comments on military

Rivers All Progressives Congress has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for stating that electoral processes were disrupted by thugs and the military during the March 9 governorship and State Assembly elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of 16 constituencies and declared one inconclusive in the Bayelsa Assembly poll held on Saturday.

Rivers elections: INEC says results from 17 LGAs in its custody

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that results from 17 Local Government areas out of 23 in Rivers governorship election are available and in the commission’s custody.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday voted during the Governorship and State Assembly elections, declaring that he is confident of victory .

Rivers elections: Remain calm, our victory will be sweet – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on Rivers people to remain calm as the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 Governorship election would be a sweet victory in the end.

Rivers elections: PDP accuses APC of fresh plot to falsify governorship poll results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State said it has just uncovered a grand plot by the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and two other political parties to hoodwink the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-fact finding committee in the state with concocted and false election results supposedly obtained in the 23 local government areas of the state.

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