Political Parties contest in local government election in Rivers state


From the onset, INEC registered 18 political parties for the local government election in Rivers state, but at the latter stage APC pulled out leaving only 17 political party to participate in the election.

 The Correspondent who visited commission's office in Port Harcourt on Tuesday observed that the names of candidates for chairmanship and councilorship position was posted on the walls of the commission.

 The report is stated below;

 Young Progressive Party, chairman and vice chairman in Okrika LGA have only 1 candidate and 1 councilorship candidates, Oyibo LGA.

 African Democratic Party have 15 candidates for chairmanship and vice  chairmanship and 80 for councilorship.

 People's Democratic Party have chairman and vice chairman candidates in 23 LGA and 319 councilorship candidates.

 State commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka said, "no effort would be spared in arresting anyone that causes a breach of peace in council poll." He handed down the warning during a security stakeholders meetings with the parties ahead of the election. He added, "unnecessary and suspicious movement would not be tolerated."

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