Thursday, 14 March 2019

In Rivers state; Ikwerre leaders orders inec to declare election result based on polling unit

Leaders of Ikwerre ethnic nationality have
called on the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, to immediately complete
the process of the governorship and state
House of Assembly elections by announcing
results duly collated from all polling units in
Rivers State.
The Ikwerre leaders also called on President
Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his soldiers
to allow the election process to be peacefully
and credibly concluded.
Nigerians voting in an election
The leaders, drawn from Ogbakor Ikwerre,
Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders Forum, Supreme
Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers and
Okpo Club of Nigeria, decried the illegal
activities of the soldiers during the elections.

Their position was presented by Chief Onueze
Okocha(SAN) of Okpo Club, while addressing
newsmen in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Other prominent leaders at the conference
include Ochioha Orabule Adele ( Ogbakor
Ikwerre), Ochioha Professor Otonti Nduka
( Ogbakor Ikwerre), Prince Paul Wonodi
(Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders), Eze Ben Ugo
(Supreme Council of Ikwerre Traditional
Rulers) and Eze Morgan Amadi (Supreme
Council of Ikwerre Traditional Rulers)
They said: “The President, Commander-in-
Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu
Buhari, should direct the Chief of Army Staff
to immediately withdraw his soldiers to allow
the election process to be peacefully and
credibly concluded.
“INEC should immediately complete the
governorship and state House of Assembly
elections process by announcing results duly
collated from all polling units of Rivers
State.”
The Ikwerre leaders called on all Ikwerre sons
and daughters in all political parties to
immediately refrain from all actions that are
exposing the people to insecurity and danger.
They urged all commu-nities in Rivers State to
be vigilant to ensure that their communities
are not used as theatres of election-

According to the Ikwerre leaders, the
negative activities of the soldiers and
policemen during the governorship and state
Assembly elections appeared to be in line with
the earlier threats by certain politicians to
make the state ungovernable
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