Rivers LG Polls: No Election in Andoni Local Govt – DPP Challenges RISEC

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Rivers LG Polls: No Election in Andoni Local Govt – DPP Challenges RISEC

Issues are still generating from the 2018 Local Government election conducted by Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RISEC) on the 16th day of June 2018.

INEC Official

The chairmanship aspirant under the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) Hon. Luke Gospel Luke is in court challenging the legality or otherwise of the election.

The DPP chairmanship aspirant alleged that there was no election in Andoni Local Government where he contested.

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Chukwuemeka Mbamala

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He further explained that on the day of the election, result sheets, ballot boxes and other electoral materials were no where to be found around the polling units, but the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, the 3rd Respondent declared People’s Democratic Party, the 2nd Respondent winner of the election without stating the total number of votes any of the party scored in the election.

The Petitioner Hon. Luke Gospel Luke through his lawyers, E. S. Ekene, Esq. C. F. L Orikoha, Esq. and Promise W. Ekwueme, Esq., is seeking for the nullification of the said election for non compliance with the electoral law of Rivers State.

The Local Government Election Tribunal of Rivers State has adjourned to 25th day of September 2018 for ruling on the Preliminary Objection filed by the 2nd to 5th Respondents challenging the jurisdiction of the Tribunal to entertain the matter. The Petitioner said he has confidence in the election tribunal to do justice in the matter.


 

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