Port Harcourt - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said that only 293 072 voters were accredited for the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State, reports Daily Independent.
The figure is in sharp contrast to figures released after the poll won by Governor Nyesom Wike with over 1.2 million votes.
The All Progressive Congress (APC), candidate in the election, Dakuku Peterside had petitioned the Justice Suleiman Ambusar-led tribunal, challenging Wike’s victory.
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Abimbola Oladunjoye, an Assistant Director in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) department of the commission, gave the information while being led in evidence by counsel to the petitioner, Akinlolu Olujimi.
Oladunjoye told the tribunal that the figure consisted of those whose finger prints and Primary Voters Cards (PVC) passed or failed to register in the Card Readers that were deployed for the election.
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