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Rivers State begins preparations for LG elections

Justice Adolphus Enebeli, Chairman of Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), has invited stakeholders for a meeting as the body prepares for election into Local Government Councils (LGCs).

Enebeli, in a statement on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, listed the stakeholders to include leaders of parties leaders, traditional rulers, security agencies, religious groups and the media.

Others are professional organisations, civil society groups, Non-Governmental Organisations, community-based groups and the electorate.

“The meeting will hold on Monday, July 1 at the RSIEC headquarters,” Enebeli said.

Recall Gov. Siminalayi Fubara had earlier assured the people of Rivers that the processes to conduct elections into the LGCs had commenced.

He also promised that the tenure of the Caretaker Committee Chairmen of the 23 LGCs would not be long.

Commencement of the election processes is expected to douse tension generated by the expiration of the tenures of the former local government leaders.

They had vowed to remain in office until their successors were elected while the state government insisted they must give way after their tenures ended on June 17.

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