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By-Election: INEC Suspends Exercise In Rivers Citing Widespread Violence

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The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended the by-election for the Port Harcourt, Rivers state Constituency 3, Assembly seat held August 18 in the State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in the state, Obo Effanga, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday night, cited widespread violence as reasons for the suspension.

The bye-election was conducted by INEC to fill the vacancy left by former state Assemblyman, Victor Ihunwo, now Chairman, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.

Effanga stated that because the exercise was marred by widespread violence, it was suspended in accordance with Section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010.

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