The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday set up a three man committee to investigate the crisis that bedevilled the Presidential and National Assembly election in Rivers state.
According to a statement late evening of Monday signed by the Secretary of INEC, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu said that the three man committee headed by Mrs. Thelema Iremirem, who also the Supervisory National Commissioner for Rivers state, has Col. M.K. Hammanga and Prof. Lai Olurode as members is to advise the commission on the crisis and verify the veracity of the claims and allegations therein and advise INEC and the Chief Electoral Commissioner /Returning Officer for the Presidential election.
The fact finding committee that has since departed Abuja for Rivers state is expected to submit their report before the end of the collation of results of other states.
There has been several protest from women in the states and there was also a report of protest by youths and also the governor of the state who wasn’t able to vote at his polling unit.
We will provide you with the details of the report as soon as we have an official statement from INEC.