The real reason the collation of results of the Rivers State governorship election was stopped has been revealed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Recall that while results from other states were either being announced or declared inconclusive, INEC suspended election in Rivers State.
While speaking on Channels TV yesternight, INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, said the commission was forced to stop the counting of votes and announcement of the results.
He said this was due to a problem that occurred at the Commission’s office at Aba Road, Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Haruna further explained that before the decision to postpone the announcement of results, INEC had met with security agencies over the matter.
“We issued a statement regarding both Rivers and Bauchi (states). The reason we had to stop the election was essential that there were problems in our (INEC) headquarters office in Port Harcourt such that we couldn’t continue with the collation.
“So we decided that we will want to continue with the collation after we have met duly with the security services. We have done that, we had a meeting with them on March 19,” he stated.