INEC officially declare PDP winner of all three senatorial seats in Rivers

INEC officially declare PDP winner of all three senatorial seats in Rivers

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared that the PDP won all three senatorial seats and nine out of the 11 federal constituency seats in Rivers State.INEC officially declare PDP winner of all three senatorial seats in Rivers

The APC and Labour Party won the remaining two federal seats, according to a published result.

Seven days after the presidential election, the commission has so far posted 159,509 results from 176, 846 voting units. The percentage represents 90% of the results from all the polling units.

Meanwhile, the Commission has committed to discipline any of its staff—including ad hoc or collation officials—who may have failed to follow the rules during the conduct of the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, revealed this at a meeting with the RECs on Saturday in Abuja.

As we approach the Governorship and State Assembly elections, we must work harder to overcome the challenges experienced in the last election. Nothing else will be acceptable to Nigerians. All staff found to be negligent, whether they are regular or ad hoc officials, including Collation and Returning Officers, must not be involved in forthcoming elections. RECs must also immediately initiate disciplinary action where prima facie evidence of wrongdoing has been established”. – he said.

He also instructed the RECs to work with the Local Government level Electoral Officers EOs to execute Election Day logistics days prior to the poll.

Yakubu added that where they are removed for good reason, they must be fully taught to ensure that processes are not hampered or delayed at any point. This includes refresher training for ad hoc staff members who took part in the previous election.

Yakubu stated that for voter accreditation and result administration on election day, the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will once more be used.

According to him, the results of recent elections demonstrate how effective the deployment of BVAS has been in sanitizing voter accreditation.

 

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