Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
THISDAY gathered that one of the persons killed was beheaded close to the palace of the traditional ruler. The palace was also set on fire just as the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was also razed.
Meanwhile, the INEC has denied reports that fake election materials were being distributed 8n the state.
A statement issued by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers States, Thelma Iremiren, said, “The independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) has received with dismay news that materials in the field are fake. Please, we wish to inform the public and Rivers people that no fake materials are in the field and as such voters should go out and vote their leaders.”
At Saakpenwa, headquarters of Taiwan Local Government Area of Rivers State, material had not left as at 11.30am.
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