Wednesday, 20 May 2015

RSIEC Says it has INEC Voter’s Register to Conduct May 23 LG Polls

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) said it now has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s voter’s register for the conduct of the May 23 Local Government polls.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State  had gone to court seeking an order to restrain INEC from releasing the official voters’ register for the RSIEC  for the conduct of the election.
The director media and public affairs to RSIEC, Reward Aku, confirmed that it the commission now have the register and that the commission has displayed the list of eligible voters in 22 local government areas where elections were expected to take place this Saturday.

“The commission is working round the clock to ensure that we have free, fair, credible and transparent elections on 23rd May, 2015. We have put everything in place. The security agencies are working with us to ensure that there is peace. The materials are coming, the voters register is with us here and if you go to the various polling units, we have displayed the voters’ list. There are there for people to check their names and ensure they are eligible for the voting that would take place on Saturday,” Aku said.

He also dismissed insinuations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the only political party contesting the local government election.

He said: The parties we have in our ballot papers are parties who indicated interest to participate in this elections, and I told you that we have 27 of them. Those parties that would be part of this elections are on our ballot papers. How can it be APC, APC is just of the parties in Nigeria and we have 27 of them participating in this election so you can see that it is not only APC that is participating in this election.”

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