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Rivers Reruns: APC Trying To Reap Where It Did Not Sow, Says PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) blasted the All Progressives Congress (APC)  on Monday, saying that the party of President Muhammadu Buhari and Rotimi Amaechi was trying to reap where it did not sow by truncating the wishes of the Rivers people, an action it warned will have dire consequences.

The PDP in a statement said the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security operatives in Saturday’s National and State Assembly rerun elections in Rivers state fell short of the expected standard, adding that it is disappointing that INEC, under the leadership of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has not been able to conduct any conclusive election in few constituencies and states so far and wondered what would be the case when the entire country is involved.

“Also grossly unacceptable is the shoddy work by security operatives leading to escalation of violence, avoidable deaths and eventual cancellation of election results in 8 local Government areas in the state,” the party said in a statementby its spokesman Olisa Metuh.

PDP said the nation and the international community should hold
INEC, security operatives and the All Progressives Congress (APC)  responsible should there be a breakdown of law and order in the state
over the non-release of the final results.

“Nigerians and the international community can now see the desperation of the APC, which has now arm-twisted INEC in the unholy bid to alter the results of the elections and subvert the will of the people.

“We want the APC and INEC to mark the salient fact that the PDP, the
people of Rivers state and indeed all Nigerians are already aware of the
results from respective polling centers, wards and local government
areas and will in no way whatsoever accept any final result that does
not tally with the actual and already established figures from the
polling units.

“We wish to remind the APC and INEC that Rivers state is a known
stronghold of the PDP and the results from the elections cannot show
otherwise. INEC should therefore understand that Nigerians are aware
that in withholding the final results, they are ostensibly preparing
grounds for chaos in the state.

“While we invite all to note the avoidable growing tension occasioned by the desperation of the APC to steal the mandate of the people, we
caution INEC to extricate itself from the evil web and immediately
release all the final results of the ballot as cast by the people and
nothing more”

 

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