The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected purported results for Etche State Constituency and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency Etche/Omuma rerun elections reportedly declared with the aid of the impartial national Electoral commission (INEC) Sunday, announcing that the “purported results are for the rerun elections that have been past declared inconclusive via the Returning Officers, Prof. Olatunbosun Odusanya and Prof. Omotola respectively at the Okehi, Saturday. they had therefore introduced that the conclusion of the process would happen as of late (Sunday) or on Monday”.
The remark which was once signed by using Rivers State APC Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya JP said, “we were taken aback when it was pronounced that the national Electoral Commissioner in charge, Mrs. may just Agbamuche-Mbu had ordered that the incomplete results be declared despite the sooner declaration by means of the two Returning Officers on Saturday at Okehi that the elections were inconclusive.”
The statement reads: “The APC vehemently rejects the implications as declared lately (Sunday) on the State INEC office in Port Harcourt. This motion through INEC runs counter and contradictory to earlier announcement on Saturday via the aforementioned Returning Officers who’re the duly empowered persons to make such declarations. What INEC did as of late is a rape on democracy and the APC will surely face up to it with each felony window to be had to it. INEC can simplest do what it did as of late as a result of Gov. Nyesom Wike has, as normal, generously compromised key officials of INEC in Rivers State.
“The APC notes that despite the overall outcry regarding Gov. Nyesom Wike’s interference in the electoral process, the governor physically held hostage a Returning Officer to power him announce leads to a manner unbecoming of a governor. We condemn this and call on INEC management and safety businesses to analyze this unlucky incidence.”
“We recall that this similar compromised INEC in Rivers State embarked on the now infamous 2015 elections which is unarguably the worst election in the annals of Nigeria. all the way through the December 10, 2016 rerun that adopted, INEC continued to showcase unwarranted contradictions and unwholesome mishandling of the process which resulted within the additional rescheduling of the rerun elections for Etche State Constituency and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency. regrettably, INEC has, as soon as again, bungled it.”