Rivers Rerun INEC presents certificates of return to 11 elected lawmakers

INEC presented the certificates to 11 persons in a low key ceremony in Port Harcourt.

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Winners of Rivers State Assembly re-run elections, held on March 19, have been presented certificates of return.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented the certificates to 11 persons in a low key ceremony at the headquarters of the electoral body in Port Harcourt, the capital of the state.

The ceremony was presided over by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Aniedi Ikoiwak, as elected members file out one after the other to collect their certificates.

Pulse recalls that pressure and protests had trailed the presentation of certificates to winners in the election, with critics lamenting delay in the ceremony.

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Ikoiwak said no amount of pressure would make the commission release results that do not meet the provisions of the Electoral Act.

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