Jega share reasons why he refuses to cancel Rivers election

Report gathered that the chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, in a statement released to newsmen stated reasons why he cannot cancel River Election

The INEC Boss, Attahiru Jega stated thus, “On Sunday morning, I received a petition from APC demanding for the cancellation & rescheduling of elections”-

“I circulated this memo to the Comm. We reviewed it and set up a 3 man Cttee to Rivers & returned this morning w their observations”

“There were a no. of points as to why the Comm should cancel/reschedule elections: 1)No elections 2)No result sheets 3)Subst. of officials”

“We cannot establish any cancellation or substitution of results and we sent a list of collation officers to the state”

“Officials fail to show up to work for several reasons and it is up to the REC to substitute from the pool of officials they have”

“We do not believe the allegations are substantial enough to require the cancellation/rescheduling of the elections in Rivers”

“The decison of the Comm is that we will take the results of the elections in Rivers state”

“We have taken measures to make sure that reoccurrences do not occur in the future”

 

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