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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

APC cannot win any election in Rivers State - Governor Wike 


According to the press statement released by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC,  is not in a position  to  win any election in the state, adding  that  the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is merely sponsoring  violence  to remain  relevant  politically. 

Governor  Wike  informed  that  with the proofs of corruption  against  Rotimi Amaechi,  the Minister of Transportation resorted to blackmailing  the leadership of the  All Progressives Congress that he would reveal to the public how much  he invested in the  party’s  campaign  if he was not confirmed as a minister. 

This is even as the Senate Caucus  of the Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP, led by Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio  insisted  that  the  Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  must release the  collated results of the March  19, 2016 rerun  elections. 

Speaking  during  a  solidarity  visit by the  PDP Senate  Caucus,  Governor  Wike said  the Minister of Transportation  lost his local government area and Federal Constituency,  hence his desperation  to influence  the  release of  the  results. 


He said: "Any person  who  loves Mr President  won't be causing unnecessary  crisis for him. We have problem in the North East, problem in the South-East, so there is no need for another problem  in the South-South . 

"It is good that the elections were held so that Nigerians  will know the truth about the polity. If elections  are held 20 times, PDP will win". 

The governor  decried the role played by soldiers  during the rerun  elections.  He said the military  were directly involved in the  elections  at polling  units  and at the collation centres  in  direct violation of the Electoral Act. 

He regretted  the killing of  the  corps member, Samuel Okonta  during  the  rerun elections,  but stressed that  investigation  into  the  type of bullet  that  killed him  must be made public.  He confirmed  that  the  state government  will immortalise the late corps member. 

Earlier,  Senate Minority  Leader and Leader of Senate PDP Caucus,  Senator Godswill Akpabio said that the victory recorded by the PDP  in Rivers State is: "A clear case of justice  being done by God". 

While describing  Rivers State as  peaceful , Senator  Godswill Akpabio regretted the sponsored propaganda  by the opposition  to  destroy  the  image of  the  state.  He said  that there is no other political  party in the state outside  the  PDP. 

 He called for tolerance  in the political  space to allow for the sustenance  of  the  state's multiparty  democracy. 

Highpoint of the visit was the donation  of N1million  by the Senate to the family of Late Samuel  Okonta  through  Governor Wike.  Senator Godswill Akpabio  prayed that Okonta's death would be  the last during  elections.  He also commiserated  with  the  government and people of the state over the death of  PDP  members during the rerun elections.

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