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Rivers State Collation officer Adjourns Collation Of Results, Says His Life Is In Danger


Prof Charles Adias, the state collation officer for the presidential election (SCOPs) in Rivers State, announced an adjournment of the collation of election results due to an alleged threat to his life by unidentified supporters of a political party. He made this announcement while speaking with journalists at the State Collation Centre in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The Commissioner of Police for the Presidential Election in Rivers, Aderemi Adeoye, urged Adias to disclose the names of the individuals who threatened him, but Adias refused to proceed with the collation until the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state addressed some of the concerns raised by his alleged threateners. One of these issues is the faulty Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

At the moment, the state collation center has received election results from 21 out of the 23 local government areas in the state. The results from the remaining two local government areas, Obio-Akpor and Degema, are still being awaited.

This comes hours after Governor Nyesom Wike came out to deny the allegations that he moved around with soldiers to intimidate and disrupt the Presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

In a statement released by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chris Finebone, Governor Wike described the accusation as “derived only from the wicked imagination of failed evil doers.”

The statement also clarified that Governor Wike does not have a single soldier in his formal or informal entourage at any time, especially during election time.

Read the full story here 2023 Elections And Alleged Rigging : I Did Not Disrupt Elections In Rivers State – Gov Wike


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