Rivers Guber/Assembly Elections: Police Declare Woji Process Peaceful

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed that the conduct of the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections in the forty-two polling units in the state was generally successful except at a few polling units in Woji Town Hall and Open Space beside Holy Family Catholic Church, where the process was threatened by suspected political thugs during the counting of votes.

A statement on Sunday, March 19th, 2023, signed by the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said that police operatives moved electoral officials and materials to Oginigba, the collation center for Ward 6 Woji, along with party agents.

The Command spokesperson further said that the process was completed peacefully, while the results and INEC officials have been subsequently moved to Obio/Akpor Local Government, where collation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police has again admonished members of the public to shun violence and avail themselves of the following hotlines to report any incident or development they believe has the potential to lead to crime or a breakdown of law and order: 08032003514 and 08098880134.