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INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Rawani: 1:17am On Apr 12, 2015
INEC May Cancel Election In Violence Affected Areas
Channels Television.
Updated April 12, 2015


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) has warned that it may have no other option but to cancel results in some areas where the state returning officer recorded violence.

The spokesman for the INEC chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, said the commission had recorded reports of electoral violence in some places and would deal with it appropriately.

“We have received reports of incidents of Security breaches in some areas, particularly in Rivers State, but security agents have been on top of their game and we have been able to also conduct elections in those hot spots.

“There are areas where you have incidents of violence. Generally speaking, the election went on across the country.

“There are report of breaches of the peace in Abia State. There are challenges to the peace in many of the areas,” Mr Idowu said, confirming reports of violence in some areas.

He, however, said that reports received by the commission also showed that elections had gone on quite well in all the states.

Returning Officer To Decide

Reports of violence in Abia, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State, have led to calls for cancelation of election results in some of the places where violence was recorded. But Mr Idowu said that the Returning Officer reserved the right to decide if the elections in the areas would be canceled.

“There are guidelines and rules that the commission applies for dealing with cases where you have unwarranted infringement on the process, like ballot box snatches and stuffs like that.

“The Returning Officer is empowered to take a decision on what to do with areas where there have been violation of the process, like snatching of the ballot box or card readers.

“If the Returning Officer considers it serious enough, he can cancel or void the elections in such areas. The decision resides with the Returning Officer.

“If you have elections voided in any area, you will have to look at the balance when the result in other areas are collated. The difference between the leading candidate and the runner-up, if the outstanding votes are added to the runner up and it makes a difference to who leads, then that is significant.

“If the addition does not make a difference then you cannot say it is significant,” Mr Idowu explained.

He, however, said that there were no reports sent to the INEC that showed there was an entire area where election did not go on.

http://www.channelstv.com/2015/04/11/inec-may-cancel-election-in-violence-affected-areas/

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Rawani: 1:17am On Apr 12, 2015
Now who is unleashing the dogs and baboons?

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Jaraworldsms(m): 1:21am On Apr 12, 2015
THE ELECTION WAS FULL OF RIGGING IN MANY PLACES

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Nobody: 1:21am On Apr 12, 2015
Vote not fight
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by OneNaira6: 1:23am On Apr 12, 2015
Abeg leave the result how it is. As long as APC is not the winner in entire states, then we all are okay with the result.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Jibreen4u(m): 1:25am On Apr 12, 2015
Rivers Isn't ready for election

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by nbright: 1:26am On Apr 12, 2015
If INEC like they can reschedule the election, PDP will still win Rivers State

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by OneNaira6: 1:26am On Apr 12, 2015
Jaraworldsms:
THE ELECTION WAS FULL OF RIGGING IN MANY PLACES

Tell me about. Jega has once again proven he's been compromised by APC. In lagos, people described and reported to him how APC thugs were destroying ballot boxes and stopping people from voting, why didn't he cancel the result there. In north, they provided evidence of children voting, why didn't he cancel the results there.

Abeg him should waka.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Mrbigman1(m): 1:26am On Apr 12, 2015
Rawani:
What a shameful outing for the SS/SE. Now who is unleashing the dogs and baboons?




I beg ur pardon?

And what happened in Ondo?

And what was happening in Lagos?

Why re people so selfish?

And please pick out the state and dnt make it regional.

Thanks

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Mrbigman1(m): 1:28am On Apr 12, 2015
Inec want APC to win in all regions that's why his thinking of that shit.
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Rawani: 1:32am On Apr 12, 2015
Mrbigman1:


I beg ur pardon?

And what happened in Ondo?

And what was happening in Lagos?

Why re people so selfish?

And please pick out the state and dnt make it regional.

Thanks

Dunno bout those, I'm from the NW. The violence recorded in Rivers, Abia and Akwa Ibom is unprecedented, needless and utterly shameful.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Caseless: 1:35am On Apr 12, 2015
The election in rivers cannot stand.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Mrbigman1(m): 1:37am On Apr 12, 2015
Rawani:


Dunno bout those, I'm from the NW. The violence recorded in Rivers, Abia and Akwa Ibom is unprecedented, needless and utterly shameful.




Oga leave what d media says, dey hype every single thing to sell.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by obailala(m): 1:38am On Apr 12, 2015
OneNaira6:


Tell me about. Jega has once again proven he's been compromised by APC. In lagos, people described and reported to him how APC thugs were destroying ballot boxes and stopping people from voting, why didn't he cancel the result there. In north, they provided evidence of children voting, why didn't he cancel the results there.

Abeg him should waka.
You cannot compare a mountain with a mole hill. Go and study the reports of what happened in Rivers and Akwaibom. In Rivers for instance, even b4 elections started, 8 people have already been slaughtered and there are reports of ballot box snatching and ballot paper diversion in almost every single LGA. A similar scenerio played out in certain areas in Akwaibom.

Once again please stop comparing a bicycle with a trailer.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by obailala(m): 1:41am On Apr 12, 2015
Mrbigman1:


Oga leave what d media says, dey hype every single thing to sell.
It seems u must be one of the sponsors or beneficiaries of the onslaught going on in Rivers State. I just cant understand how any normal human would try to play down the ugly incidents in the state.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by arewafederation: 1:45am On Apr 12, 2015
The SS and SE have once again proven how primitive and crude they are politically.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by arewafederation: 1:47am On Apr 12, 2015
Mrbigman1:


Oga leave what d media says, dey hype every single thing to sell.

Oga, you call the events in Rivers over hyped? angry You just insulted the souls of those that lost their lives.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by poiu77: 1:52am On Apr 12, 2015
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by OperationIgrigi: 1:53am On Apr 12, 2015
Rawani:


Dunno bout those, I'm from the NW. The violence recorded in Rivers, Abia and Akwa Ibom is unprecedented, needless and utterly shameful.




**grins** An a.bok.i is preaching against violence. Kwahahahwha! Point to your gaddem self in this picture. You swine. Kwahahahah! wonders!

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by poiu77: 1:55am On Apr 12, 2015
Compare with ajimobi.
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Mrbigman1(m): 1:57am On Apr 12, 2015
obailala:
It seems u must be one of the sponsors or beneficiaries of the onslaught going on in Rivers State. I just cant understand how any normal human would try to play down the ugly incidents in the state.

Onslaught

Make una dey dia make dem dey deceive una.

Na so dem say bomb explode for Enugu and awka and nothing happened.

No be only onslaught, na Gorilla war. If person wan still ballot box, dem hack am e go dey count for ur onslaught shey?

APC I greet.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Rawani: 1:58am On Apr 12, 2015
OperationIgrigi:


**grins** An a.bok.i is preaching against violence. Kwahahahwha! Point to your gaddem self in this picture. You swine. Kwahahahah! wonders!

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Mrbigman1(m): 2:02am On Apr 12, 2015
arewafederation:


Oga, you call the events in Rivers over hyped? angry You just insulted the souls of those that lost their lives.

Rip to those who wish to die for a polithievcians.

That's enough respect already.

If uwan die too, make I give ur own rip make u for WILL am out before u die.

Nonsense

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by arewafederation: 2:07am On Apr 12, 2015
Mrbigman1:


Rip to those who wish to die for a polithievcians.

That's enough respect already.

If uwan die too, make I give ur own rip make u for WILL am out before u die.

Nonsense

It is a shame the world have seen you for who you are. Bloody cannibals!

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Mrbigman1(m): 2:19am On Apr 12, 2015
arewafederation:


It is a shame the world have seen you for who you are. Bloody cannibals!


Stop crying for d dead, pray the living gets better.
I just checked ur username and u re Arewa?

Shit!!!!
What's ur business with southern Nigeria?
U wanna tell me ur north was peaceful?


I guess u should be dehydrated burn out of cry of boko haram massacre.

I dey pity u and ur people cos dey can just attack dis nyt and u re gone.

Last warning, leave what's happening in d south and face d north. Nothing is happening here. Jonathan lost and we have since remained peaceful.
Have u ever gave it a thought.
If it was buhari that lost, what would have been of nigeria?

I need answer my southern apologist

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by arewafederation: 2:25am On Apr 12, 2015
Mrbigman1:




Stop crying for d dead, pray the living gets better.
I just checked ur username and u re Arewa?

Shit!!!!
What's ur business with southern Nigeria?
U wanna tell me ur north was peaceful?


I guess u should be dehydrated burn out of cry of boko haram massacre.

I dey pity u and ur people cos dey can just attack dis nyt and u re gone.

Last warning, leave what's happening in d south and face d north. Nothing is happening here. Jonathan lost and we have since remained peaceful.
Have u ever gave it a thought.
If it was buhari that lost, what would have been of nigeria?

I need answer my southern apologist

Rubbish. I hope the matchet of a political thug doesn't go through your neck before morning.


Bloody cannibals.
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Gr8amechi: 3:52am On Apr 12, 2015
OneNaira6:


Tell me about. Jega has once again proven he's been compromised by APC. In lagos, people described and reported to him how APC thugs were destroying ballot boxes and stopping people from voting, why didn't he cancel the result there. In north, they provided evidence of children voting, why didn't he cancel the results there.

Abeg him should waka.
guy are we like this?? how many people where killed in Lagos, for both election?? and mind you inec didn't say they where going to cancel it but if the REC feels so then the commission will go on with it, being honest the highest irregularities where recorded in the south leave north out of this, in my state delta thugs forced people to vote against there will in both election, don't you ask yourself why is our results always delayed like in Kaduna and other northern states now you can tell who is winning but in these side we just do voodoo and produce result based on LGA not polling units
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Nobody: 5:15am On Apr 12, 2015
Rawani:
What a shameful outing for the SS/SE. Now who is unleashing the dogs and baboons?



you are a tribalist, the reason why your thread may not make FP.

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Nobody: 5:17am On Apr 12, 2015
Its so surprising to see a northwesterner preach against violence. Nothing wey person no go see for nairaland

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Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by Nobody: 5:19am On Apr 12, 2015
is the violence all over Rivers?

Can they not localise the investigation and cancellation?

why generalise the cancellation and where does the generalisation stop?

Why don't we cancel all of the elections in the country including the previous Presidential election since there were violence in certain areas in both elections?
Re: INEC May Cancel Rivers, Abia Elections by omenka(m): 5:57am On Apr 12, 2015
I hope they reschedule it so we can have Wike bring on the war he promised us.

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