Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Rivers State, has declared that there was no court order restraining it from conducting Saturday’s House of Assembly supplementary elections.
The commission had declared the Assembly election in six constituencies and four local government areas inconclusive during the April 11 Governorship/House of Assembly polls.
It therefore slated the supplementary elections for Opobo/Nkoro East, Emouha, Ahoada councils, which the All Progressives Congress, APC, boycotted.
In an interaction with newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mrs. Gesila Khan, said that she was not aware of any court order stopping the election as claimed earlier by APC Assembly candidate, Chidi Lloyd and others.
Chidi and his co-travellers had called for the postponement of the election in some wards in the affected constituencies.
The conduct of the re-run election in the affected areas was peaceful, except that it was characterised by poor turnout of voters and late arrival of materials.
A day to the election, the APC had said that its candidates would not participate in the election, alleging that the state REC would not guarantee a free and fair election in the state.

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