severally before the governor was eventually passed to vote. However, his wife,Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike was accredited smoothly.
He gave pass mark to the security agencies for maintaining law and order in the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers state, Aniedi Ikoiwak has confirmed the cancellation of election in four local government areas.
While addressing newsmen at the INEC Secretariat, Ikoiwak said youths who were allegedly sponsored by some politicians refused to allow INEC officials move elections materials from the RAC centres.
He pointed out that there is also the problem of violence in the affected LGAs.
The REC, who debunked reports that fake election materials are in circulation as alleged by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said the commission is certain about the authenticity of materials deployed for the elections.
His words, “Actually we deployed our electoral materials since Thursday and today we have had the experience that most of our materials were not allowed to move from the RAC centres and even when we tried to deploy to the RACs, we were accosted.
“In the overall, we are hearing reports that elections held. We had a situation where elections were not allowed to hold in some places.
“We need to let you know that elections has been suspended in 4 local government areas of Andoni, Bonny, Khana and Gokana.”
Meanwhile, no date was given for the conduct of another election in the affected local councils.
Before now, the military had repelled attack launched by armed hoodlums at Abalama, Akuku Toru Local government area of Rivers state.
It was gathered that a man wearing Immigration uniform was hit during the shoot-out.
The Rivers state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike had earlier succeeded in casting his vote in the ongoing state and national assembly elections in the state. This was after the card reader had rejected him thrice. The Governor raised concerns about how the election is going.


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