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Rivers Begins Preparations For LGA Elections

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has called for a meeting to begin the process of conducting local government elections in the state.

This was indicated in a memo issued and in circulation, inviting stakeholders, including political parties and traditional rulers, to a scheduled meeting to unveil the timetable and guidelines for the 2024 Local Government Elections.

The public notice was signed by the Chairman/Chief Electoral Commissioner of RSIEC, Justice Adolphus Enebeli (retired) and aims to discuss the upcoming local government elections and the commission’s preparations for a smooth and successful electoral process.

This may not be unconnected to the tenure expiration of elected chairmen and councillors in Rivers State’s 23 local government areas which came to an end on Monday, 17th.

The Chairman of the Commission noted that the meeting would be held at the RSIEC Headquarters on Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

The statement noted that the meeting that would be held at 10.00 am, would unveil the timetable and guidelines for the 2024 Local Government Elections in the State.

The document added that all leaders of all registered Political Parties, Traditional Rulers, Security Agencies as well Religious Organisations and the Media are invited.

It read: “The Chairman of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, Hon. Justice Adolphus Enebell, DSSRS, (Rtd) hereby invites: Leaders of all registered Political Parties, Traditional Rulers, Security Agencies, Religious Organisations, The Media, Professional Organizations, Civil Society Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations Community Based Groups and the Electorate to a general stakeholders meeting on Monday, 1s July, 2024 at the RSIEC Headquarters, 239-243 Aba Road, Port Harcourt by 10.00 am prompt.

“The highlight of the meeting will be the unveiling of the timetable and guidelines for the 2024 Local Government Elections in the State.

“All concerned should be seated at the RSIEC Auditorium by 09:45 am, please.”

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