The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State has presented certificates of return to 11 persons declared winners in the State Assembly re-run elections held on March 19.
The presentation of certificates was made in a low key ceremony at the headquarters of the electoral body in Port Harcourt, the capital of the state.
It was presided over by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Aniedi Ikoiwak, with elected members in the mood of expectation, as they file out one after the other to collect their certificates.
This, however, is coming after some reactions and protest had trailed the seeming delay in the presentation of certificates to winners.
Mr Ikoiwak said no amount of pressure would make the commission release results that do not meet the provisions of the Electoral Act.