The committee which is constituted by top management personnel of INEC, has the mandate to determine the genuineness or otherwise of the allegations made by the Rivers State chapter of the APC.
The investigation is not expected to delay the final announcement of results, as the committee is expected to turn in its findings before the end of collation, which is presently going on at the INEC headquarters, Abuja.
In a statement signed by its Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu, INEC said it had commissioned a fact-finding team, consisting of three of its national commissioners, Lai Olorode, Thelma Iremirem and Hammanga M.K., to investigate the APC petition.
The statement read: “Further to the allegation made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday 28th March, 2015 in Rivers state and its call for the cancellation of the exercise, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set up a fact finding mission to ascertain the veracity of the claims and allegations and to advice the Commission and the Chief Electoral Commissioner/Returning Officer for the Presidential election.”
In a related development, the police in Rivers State have declared that she will not implement the dusk to dawn curfew imposed by Governor Chibuike Amaechi. We must pray and work, while hoping for the best for Nigeria.