Michael Blessed, the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission Returning Officer, made the declaration on Saturday shortly after results collation in Ngo town, headquarters of the LGA.
Saheed Akanbi, Senior Special Assistant on Youth Matters to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos at the 3rd Annual Media Retreat of ‘Conference 57’.
Dinakin gave the assurance while briefing newsmen at the ODIEC office in Akure on Thursday.
Plateau Government has earmarked N1 billion for the conduct of elections in four Local Government Areas of the state in its 2020 budget.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed all Local Government Area Chairmen and other critical stakeholders in that tier of government to immediately relocate and reside in their councils.
Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party and former Governor of Kano State, has lost his local government area to the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s governorship election.
Lawrence Onochukwu, the Chairman of the association, said this at a news conference on Sunday in Abuja.
He said the clarification has become necessary following a false rumor being carried by former LGA chairmen that a Supreme Court order has been obtained to restrain government from conducting the proposed election.
It is perhaps such an uncanny truth that the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease [EVD] outbreak in Nigeria should be so thoroughly representative of the good, the bad and the ugly in our national life and body polity.
“There is augmentation of N92.436 billion, which brings the total statutory allocation to N623.768 billion