Barely 48 hours after the Senate threatened to boycott plenary sitting if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not conduct the remaining National Assembly polls in Rivers State, the commission has fixed December 10 for the controversial re-run election in the state.
The commission also fixed dates for Lagos State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) pending elections.
The delay in the conduct of the election had attracted the attention of the Senate, which on Wednesday gave the commission an ultimatum to conduct the pending re-run election or force the Senate to embark on strike.
Rivers State still has a senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly elections pending.
According to a statement by the electoral body, Lagos and FCT re-run polls have been scheduled for December 3.
The statement, which was signed by the commission’s secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, said the dates were reached after months of consultations with stakeholders.