INEC decision on Rivers governorship election a charade – APC


The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, condemns in strong terms, the so-called timelines and activities to conclude the March 9 governorship election in Rivers State as announced at the stakeholders meeting. It is a mere charade well-organised and choreographed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in its bid to work from answer to question. The ultimate result can only be to announce their preferred partner and collaborator as winner against the AAC candidate, Engr Biokpomabo Awara, who was clearly in the lead before collation was aborted. Whether INEC will succeed in its machinations will be seen in the days to come.

Several actions of INEC had prepared the minds of many that the entire exercise was skewed to favour Gov. Wike and the PDP leaving in the process, several questions without answers.

For example, where and under whose custody were the result sheets and other sensitive materials involved in the collation process kept since they were not returned to the Central Bank for safe-keeping? How come that Gov. Wike knew about the 17 LGAs whose results had been allegedly collated and had posted same on his official Twitter handle long before INEC made the announcement? Answers to these and other questions will continue to hang on the neck of INEC like an albatross.

The truth is that what is happening now is in complete fulfilment of the tripartite collaboration between Gov. Wike, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga ably assisted by the Administrative Secretary of INEC in Rivers State, Mr. Etim John. INEC Headquarters is merely leading the Nunc Dimittis.

(Source: Chris Finebone, APC State Publicity Secretary)