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Rivers PDP, APC Bicker Over Election Tribunal


THE Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it has concluded arrangements to head to the State Election Tribunal to reclaim its mandate, which it alleged was stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

But the PDP, in a swift reaction, said it was not scared by the move, describing such as a wasteful venture, insisting its candidate and the governor-elect, Nyesom Wike, would still emerge victorious.

State APC Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, in a statement in Port Harcourt yesterday reassured the people of that the mandate they freely gave to the party and its candidate, Dakuku Peterside, would soon be retrieved. 

He accused the PDP of conniving with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police during the governorship polls of April 11 to “steal” the mandate.

Ikanya said: “This brazen electoral theft cannot be allowed to stand. These power-drunk, anti-democratic elements, in their desperation for power, were not discreet in their electoral fraud that saw the allocation of a bogus over a million votes to Wike.

“The documents and video tapes so far assembled will surely see many Rivers INEC and PDP chieftains being thrown into jail at the end of the day.”

Meanwhile, PDP state chairman, Felix Obuah, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media), Jerry Needam, noted that it was normal and democratic for election result to be challenged, but finds the Rivers APC’s case not yielding any positive result, saying it does not have any evidence to justify its claims.

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