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In Rivers ‘INEC Conniving With APC To Manipulate Results,’ PDP Alleges


The allegation was made by PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh via a statement released on Monday, March 21.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to falsify the results of the March 19, 2016 elections in Rivers State.

The allegation was made by PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh via a statement released on Monday, March 21.

It reads:

“The nation and the international community should hold INEC, security operatives and the All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for any breakdown of law and order in the state over the non-release of the final results.”

“The only reason for the seizure of the results is the fact that the PDP candidates were in clear and overwhelming victory in all the reruns, prompting the APC, in connivance with INEC, to seek to use the delay to manipulate the 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 centres, 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.”

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“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.”

INEC has said that it will not announce results or conduct any fresh elections in Rivers until peace is restored in the state.


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