The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it will resume collation of results of the Rivers State governorship election on April 2.
INEC commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye, disclosed this at a press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to him, the activities to resolve the logjam that arose from the governorship election conducted on March 9 began on March 19 when the commission had engagements with major stakeholders in the state.
He said there will be an inter-agency meeting between the commission and other relevant agencies on March 29, in Rivers.
The commission said there will be a meeting with critical stakeholders on March 30. Thereafter, the commission will release a guideline for the continuation of the process.
Revalidation of observers, the commission said, will be done simultaneously in Abuja and Rivers State between March 25 and 31.
INEC will resume the collation of results in the state from April 2 to April 5.
The commission also said it has set April 13 for supplementary election, should there be a need for it while declaration of the final results would be made between April 13 and 15.
The issuance of the certificate of return will be done on April 19.
Recall that the collation of results for the election held on March 9 was suspended due to violence allegedly carried out by soldiers and armed thugs at the governorship collation center in Port Harcourt.