The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has pledged to conclude two outstanding state assembly rerun election in Rivers state next year.

INEC had last weekend moved to conclude all 22 rerun elections in the state, but was forced to cancel the exercise in two constituencies due to violence.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu says his commission has documented 70 incidences of deliberate obstruction of the election process, which it is reviewing for possible prosecution.