A coalition of governorship candidates and occasion chairmen in Rivers state has decried an alleged rigging of the governorship and state homes of meeting elections within the state by the Peoples Democratic Celebration-led authorities.
The coalition, in a press release signed by Pastor Warigbani Ezekiel Zebulun, Chairman, CGCPC & Governorship candidate of APDA and Hon. Chibuzor Anele, Secretary CGCPC & Chairman, NDCP, accused the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike of rigging the election within the state.
The coalition who recommended what it described because the professionalism displayed by each the military and police earlier than, throughout and after the election, nevertheless condemned the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, for allegedly paying deaf ears to what it described as unethical and undemocratic actions of Wike through the election.
In accordance with the coalition, “We, the Coalition of Governorship Candidates and Celebration Chairmen in Rivers State want to commend the great individuals of Rivers State for popping out en mass to forged their vote for his or her most popular candidate.
Nonetheless, we condemn in sturdy phrases the inordinate and unpatriotic actions of the Governor of Rivers State and gubernatorial candidate of PDP Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike….”
“It’s on report that the State Governor had earlier in his speech recommended INEC for her free, honest and credible conduct of the election within the State. We due to this fact, categorical shock at his name for cancellation of the train. On the premise of this ugly and shameful acts, the collation of outcomes has been suspended by INEC.
“The Resident Electoral COMMISSIONER of INEC Rivers State had earlier appointed a youthful brother to the Rivers South East senatorial District Candidate of PDP, who is also a powerful member of PDP because the returning officer for Khan’s native Authorities space. The REC additionally in his voodoo dance appointed PDP members as returning officers for Emohua, Eleme, Andoni, OKRIKA, Omuma, Ogu/Bolo, Tai and PHALGA, with an instruction to ship the PDP.
“Regardless of the above, the REC paid deaf ears to the unethical and undemocratic actions of the Guber candidate of PDP who hijacked all electoral supplies of Obio/Akpor LGA on the collation middle.
“We due to this fact, within the spirit of equity, name on the Nationwide Chairman of INEC Prof. Mamood Yakubu to, as a matter of urgency, redeploy the State Resident Electoral COMMISSIONER answerable for Rivers State to allow the brand new REC to proceed the electoral course of.
“We wholeheartedly commend the Military for the show of professionalism and guaranteeing satisfactory safety earlier than, throughout and after the election, we pray them to take care of the tempo as solely these with sinister plans is not going to recognize the commendable efforts of the Military.
“We name on the Nigerian Police and her sister companies to proceed to beef up satisfactory safety within the State to forestall additional breakdown of legal guidelines and order.”