The Rivers State Unbiased Electoral Fee, RISEC, has bowed to strain by chairmen of over 70 political events within the state by accepting a date and venue for the submission social gathering main varieties.
Officers of the electoral umpire had earlier declined to obtain the varieties from the political events, insisting that their names weren’t among the many registered events handed over to it by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC.
This comes after stories had it that solely 18 political events within the record of political events acknowledged by INEC are to be acknowledged by RSIEC to take part within the forthcoming native authorities council elections developing in April.
Nonetheless, RSIEC later bowed to strain after a collection of protests and threats by the Chairmen of over seventy political events.
Chatting with newsmen after submitting their varieties, factional chairman of Inter-Celebration Advisory Committee Chairman, IPAC, Chima Nsirim, who can be the State Chairman of Democratic Peoples Celebration, questioned why RSIEC was adamant on shutting them out of the election.
Some political events additionally known as on the Rivers State Unbiased Electoral Fee to increase time for the native authorities elections to permit for the exhaustion of all litigations and different points amongst political events to be resolved.
The Chairman of the Folks’s Redemption Celebration, Fortune Onuigwe, who made the place of some political events identified, stated the decision turned needed following the controversy that rocked the submission of letters and varieties by some Political events.
“We’re interesting to RSIEC to see how they’ll regulate their timetable as a result of we all know that our social gathering isn’t but de-registered so far as INEC is worried,” he stated.
Rivers LG ballot: Electoral Physique bows to strain, admits extra political events