The Independent National Electoral Commission says it does not know if soldiers rigged elections in the River State governorship poll which was marred by violence.

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, Information And Voter Education, INEC
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, Information And Voter Education, INEC

The INEC National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said this on Monday.

Okoye explained that after the Rivers State elections were suspended, INEC went on a fact finding mission to the state and based on some discoveries, the commission would be holding a meeting with the heads of security agencies.

When asked if INEC investigation showed that the military rigged elections, Okoye said, The fact finding mission that was sent to Rivers established the fact that the military intervened in some places.

The INEC boss said there would be a meeting with all stakeholders including traditional and religious leaders with a view to ensuring that the electoral process in Rivers State will be peaceful.

When asked if the All Progressives Congress would be invited to the meeting since the APC is not on the ballot, Okoye said there was nothing wrong with inviting the party.