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IPAC endorses results of Rivers council election

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Rivers State chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), yesterday, declared that last Saturday’s council elections were free and fair, and endorsed the results as announced by the State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC).

Political parties that participated in the election were2 the New Nigerians Peoples Party (NNPP), PDP, APM, Action Alliance, Labour Party (LP), APGA, ADC, Action Progressive Party, APP, PRP, Accord Party (AP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).

Secretary of IPAC and state Chairman of YPP, Omangina Harry, who spoke on behalf of others said, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not be blamed for the failure of other political parties.

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He commended Governor Nyesom Wike for keeping his promise of conducting the election, noting that from the outset all political parties had adjudged the election to be transparent, adding that the people were not disappointed in the end.

“All parties in the council elections had from beginning through the continued interface adjudged the poll as free, fair and credible and a hallmark of the belief of Rivers’ people in democratically elected representatives,” he said.

He urged the chairmen and councilors-elect, to fulfill their campaign promises in their various councils, adding that the winners should extend hands of fellowship to other political parties.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Labour Party in the state, Prince Favour Reuben, said PDP should not be blamed for winning all the seats in the election.

He pointed out that it had been a tradition that elections organised by RSIEC, were usually won by the government in power, adding that things would improve if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) began to conduct local government elections in the country.

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