Gov. Wike donates N450m to victims of violence in Rivers guber election

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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has donated N450 million to victims of violence in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

The violence, which lead to the loss of lives and property, occurred during the March 2 governorship election in the state.

Some of the local government areas where violence broke out are Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru, Abonema, Degema, Bonny, Ahoada West, Andoni, Ikwerre, Emouha and Okrika.

The governor met with some of the victims and the council of chiefs at a town-hall meeting in Abonema, on Monday.

According to TheNation,he said the bank accounts of the victims will be credited from Wednesday.

On March 10, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended the electoral process in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results.

This was despite the deployment of over 15,000 policemen to cover the 23 local government areas, 319 wards, 4,442 polling units and 2,424 voting points in the state.

The commission blamed the military for alleged involvement in the incidents.

A supplementary governorship election in the state was later scheduled and conducted on April 13.

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