The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admitted that soldiers and armed gangs were used to intimidate and unlawfully arrest its staff during the recent governorship election held on March 9, 2019, in Rivers State. .
The commission expressed it’s displeasure with the role played by soldiers and armed gangs in Rivers State who disrupted the collation process and attempted “to subvert the will of the people” .
A statement issued around 11:42pm last night and signed by INEC National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the commission would engage the security agencies at the National level to dand neutrality and professionalism in order to secure a peaceful election.
See the statement below:
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