Rivers State Begins Process for Local Government Elections

RSIEC set to conduct LG elections in Rivers State

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has commenced the process of conducting local government elections, as indicated by a public notice signed by RSIEC Chairman and Chief Electoral Commissioner, Justice Adolphus Enebeli (retired).

The announcement follows the expiration of the tenure of the elected chairmen and councillors of the state’s 23 local government areas on Monday, June 17th, which has led to a political crisis.

In the notice, Enebeli has called on all political parties and stakeholders to attend a meeting scheduled for next month. The meeting is set to take place at the RSIEC Headquarters on Aba Road, Port Harcourt, at 10:00 am on July 1st, 2024. During this meeting, the timetable and guidelines for the 2024 Local Government Elections will be unveiled.

The statement invites leaders of all registered political parties, traditional rulers, security agencies, religious organizations, the media, professional organizations, civil society groups, non-governmental organizations, community-based groups, and the electorate to attend. Attendees are requested to be seated by 9:45 am.

Justice Enebeli’s notice 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 Organizations, The Media, Professional Organizations, Civil Society Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations Community Based Groups and the Electorate to a general stakeholders meeting on Monday, 1st 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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