The Independent National Electoral Commission has been accused by the All Progressives Congress of plan to favour the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
The collation of the Rivers State governorship and house of Assembly elections will commence of April 2 to 4th of the same month.
In a statement that was released by the State Publicity Secretary of the party in Rivers State, he stated that the violence in the state is the handi-work of Wike.
He also accused the INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Obo Effanga and Administrative Secretary, Elder Etim Umoh of electoral malpractice.
“We condemn in strong terms, the so-called timeline and activities to conclude the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State, as announced at the stakeholders meeting.”
“It is a mere charade, well-organised and choreographed by INEC, in its bid to work from answer to question.”
“The ultimate result can only be to announce their (INEC’s) preferred partner and collaborator (Wike) as the winner against the AAC’s governorship candidate (Awara), who was clearly in the lead before collation was aborted (on March 10).”
“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 Wike and the PDP, leaving in the process, several questions without answers.”
“How come that Wike knew about the 17 local government areas, which results had been allegedly collated and had posted same on his (Wike’s) official Twitter handle, long before INEC made the announcement?”
“Answers to this and other questions will continue to hang on the neck of INEC like an albatross.”