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Observers express concern over election conduct, validity of results in Rivers


Port Harcourt, March 29, 2015 (NAN) Election observers from the U.S. and UK who monitored the presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers said on Sunday that they had concerns about the conduct of the election in the state.

Miss Jennifer Lynne, the Executive Director, Contact Project, a U.S.-based organisation, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the observers monitored the election in six local government areas.

She said the observers observed challenges in the area of availability and security of result sheets.

‘’ In addition, as widely reported, we observed severe challenges due to dysfunctional card readers, causing lengthy delays, voter denial and reporting irregularities.’’

Lynne said events that took place in the areas visited would lead to questioning the validity of the results from Rivers.

‘’We will be making a full report available to INEC as part of the larger observation feedback provided by various organisations around Nigeria.’’

The director said the observers were in support of the electorate and democratic process in the country.

‘’We encourage the leadership, government and security forces to enforce the Peace Accords and allow for Nigeria to be recognised with the international standards of election procedures,’’ she said.

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  • lord vuga

    Greed that is all. When people are too lazy to invest and think up effectivr ways to make money , that is what happens. Folks in rivers are used to cheap handouts and compensation and now politics is another cheap way to feed. So what do you expect? That is why they are ready to kill just to ensure their daily bread.

    • burning spear

      These has always been the thoughts of the average Ibo man in the rivers state——- where they mistakenly pushed Amaechi into government house–u have been calling the people of rivers state–including Bayelsans stupid and lazy for more than a century———-that is why God in his wisdom deposited crude oil in their backyard——————Yet u will not leave them alone to exploit their resources—–The truth is that———u are not wanted in that state –so get out—The kuwaits hire foreign labour to work their farms————————–for them–

      • onyearmy

        You’re very stupid. What has Igbo man got to do with your general indolence in the riverine slum. Igbos are bearing the brunt of Jonathan’s stupidity yet you have the effontry to dish out rubbish. Idiot. An average Rivers man is an epitome of laziness. He wants everything free of charge.

      • Okoro Nkama

        You must be a very myopic fellow. Does depositing oil in your backyard mean you don’t have to work for a living Mr louzy. If somebody did not come to teach you how to tap this oil, would have been able to do it?. Go ahead, drink your oil and don’t work for a living. Igbos are not your problem.