The state collation officer for the presidential election (SCOPs) in Rivers State, Prof Charles Adias has adjourned the collation of results for February 25, 2023 election in the state over an alleged threat to his life by unnamed party supporters.
Adias who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Otueke announced the adjournment while addressing journalists at the State Collation Centre in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Tuesday, February 28.
Although the Commissioner of Police of the Presidential Election in Rivers, Aderemi Adeoye, appealed to the SCOPs to reveal the names of those threatening his life, Adias insisted that he won’t proceed until the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state addressed some of the issues those threatening him raised include thato f faulty Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
The state collation center has so far received results from 21 out of the 23 local government areas in the state. Results are expected from two local government areas – Obio-Akpor and Degema.