A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to halt the collation and
announcement of the result of the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers State held on March 9, 2019.
The commission had rescheduled the collation of the results that had been previously suspended for Wednesday, after it
was alleged that the African Action Congress (AAC) candidate was leading in the results so far declared at the various
There was a disruption of the collation process at some collation centres which led to the suspension the electoral process.
However, after the report by a fact-finding committee set up to investigate electoral irregularities that characterised the
poll, INEC scheduled the continuation of the process for Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
However, Justice Iyang Ewa has ordered the commission to halt its scheduled resumption of the announcement of the
result, based on an ex parte application filed by the AAC candidates.
The applicant prayed the court for an order of interim injunction restraining INEC from resuming, collating or announcing
the results of the suspended elections in Rivers State.