The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared no election took place in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State after violence engulfed the area.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Rivers State, Obo Effanga, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday evening.
Akuku-Toru is the second area in Rivers State where INEC says election did not take place. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how voting did take off in Bonny LGA, forcing INEC to cancel the exercise there.
For both areas, elections are to be rescheduled, INEC said.
In Akuku-Toru, “there was no election at all,” said Mr Effanga, speaking of a similar situation as Bonny.
Widespread shootings, with men in military uniform and hoodlums, sighted in multimedia materials, were reported in Akuku-Toru, especially Abonnema.