APC reacts to Rivers rerun election, lays serious allegations #Beekhaybee

– APC chairman says election was a sham
– Calls for cancellation of results in all 23
local government areas
– Confirms initial allegations against Wike
chief of staff
Reports say the All Progressives Congress
(APC) has categorically called for the
cancellation of Saturday’s legislative election
rerun in the 23 local government areas of
Rivers state.
According to Vanguard, this call was made
by the party’s chairman in the state, Davies
Ikanya, who noted that the election must
be canceled because of the violence
involved in the process.
Speaking at the secretariat of the party in
Port Harcourt, the state capital on Monday,
March 21, Ikanya alleged that the police
worked in conjunction with the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) to manipulate the
exercise, adding that the election was a
sham.
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The APC strongman also denied allegations
by Governor Nyesom Wike that notable
members of the APC besieged the Mile 1
police station on Sunday to influence the
result at PHALGA, stating instead, that it
was the PDP that made efforts to tamper
with the result.
While trading words with Wike, the state
governor over the incident at UTC junction
on Azikiwe road in Port Harcourt, Ikanya
said it was clearly an attempt to assassinate
the governorship candidate of his party, Dr
Dakuku Peterside.
The APC chieftain also stated he was in the
vehicle which Wike’s chief of staff, Chief
Emeka Woke and his team allegedly opened
fire on with the intention of assassinating
them.
In a rather characteristic manner, the PDP in
the state has accused the opposition of
breeding trouble in the state during the
election.
The party’s chairman in the state, Felix
Obuah has called for the immediate arrest
and prosecution of the minister of
transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator
Magnus Abe and Peterside.
The PDP in Rivers state calls for the arrest
of Amaechi and others Obuah also called
for the arrest and prosecution of Barry
Mpigi, who he claimed hijacked electoral
materials in Tai local government area to his
home town, Koroma, with the aid of the
military, PM News reports.
He also accused Felix Nwaeke, the former
commissioner for youth in the state of
conniving with an army captain to abscond
with all electoral materials for ward 2,
Obeakpu, in Oyigbo LGA.

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