Rivers rerun elections for 6 Feb

Mrs Gesila Khan REC Rivers

Mrs Gesila Khan, now Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner got N185.8million from Diezani

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Mrs Gesila Khan, now Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner
Mrs Gesila Khan, now Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed 6 February, 2016 for the rerun elections in Rivers State.

The outgoing Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Gesila Khan, said this while speaking with leaders of political parties in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Khan, who had been transferred to Cross River State, explained that election would be held for 22 House of Assembly seats, 12 House of Representatives seats and three senatorial seats.

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She, however, said the date fixed for the rerun elections was still tentative.

She said 2,148,289 people were expected to vote in the rerun elections, adding that only voters who registered during last year’s elections would be eligible to vote.

Khan said 6,806 card readers would be deployed for the exercise and called on various political parties to come to the state INEC office to get clarifications on matters concerning the forthcoming rerun.