Rivers: RSIEC invites stakeholders to meeting July 1 ahead of LG poll

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Chairman of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), Justice Adolphus Enebeli, has invited stakeholders for a meeting ahead of preparation for the local government election.

Mr 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.

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

The state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, earlier assured the people of Rivers that the processes to conduct elections into the LG poll had commenced.

He also promised that the tenure of the caretaker committee chairmen of the 23 LG would not be long.

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The commencement of the election processes is expected to douse tension generated by the expiration of the tenures of the former local government chairmen.

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