The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday set up a three-member investigation committee to ascertain allegations of discrepancies in the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers.
The information is contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday. “This committee is in furtherance to the allegation made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the call for the cancellation of the March 28 elections,’’ the statement said.
The statement also revealed that the panel comprised three National Commissioners – Thelma Iremirem, Col. M. K Hammanga and Lai Olurode of the Supervisory National Commissioner for Rivers.
It stated that the committee would advise the commission and the Chief of Commissioner/Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections.
“They have departed for Rivers State and it is expected they will submit their report before the end of the collation of results of the states. Following consideration of their report, the commission will make its decision known,” according to the statement.