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Amaechi May Face Ban For Life, As UK Condemns The Military Presence In Rivers State Elections

The United Kingdom, UK, has condemned Military interference by the Federal Government, through the Minister of Information, Rotimi Amaechi, in the March 9, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections, in Rivers State.

It also warned that it is watching the situation very closely, and that the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should be allowed to do their jobs, without intimidation.

“Extremely concerned by reports, including from @UKinnigeria Observers, of Military interference in the election process, in Rivers State.

“Monitoring the situation closely. @inecng staff must be allowed to do their job in safety, without intimidation”, a tweet from @UKinNigeria read.

This came as INEC suspended all electoral processes in Rivers State, until further notice.

In a statement on Sunday, INEC explained that it took the decision, due to widespread violence in the State, during the March 9, Governorship and State Assembly polls.

The Commission also that claimed some of its staff were held hostage, and that materials including results sheets, were destroyed.

INEC has established a Fact-Finding Committee, to assess the situation and report back, within 48-hours.

Recall, that the UK had vowed to ban Politicians and their family members, who get involved in any form of disruption of the 2019 general elections.


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