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The Independent National Electoral Commissioner for the South-South zone says results of some seats in rerun of legislative elections in Rivers state are ready.

National Commissioner of the INEC Mustapha Lecky, who did not give details of the results, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that one of  the three senatorial districts, two of the eight House of Representatives and five of the 10 state assembly seats are ready.

INEC waiting for other results

He further said the commission was awaiting the remaining results in other constituencies.

“We have made some progress in collating the results of this election and  I can confirm that a number of the results have been declared.

“In two of the eight House of Representatives, we have made some declarations. Five of the ten state assembly seats have been declared and one of the three senatorial districts have been declared,” he said.

Lecky said the results were declared by the returning officers at the constituency levels.

Akuku-Toru election now Monday

He also said the suspended election in Akuku-Toru Local Government scheduled for Sunday did not hold because of security challenges.

Due to the development, the election in the area will now hold on Monday.

“There was so much violence in the area and the police advised that people need to be safe. So, we have to withdraw our people and the materials.

“These are some of the challenges we faced. But, we are determined and confident that we will conclude the process on Monday. And it will not go beyond that day,” Lecky added.