Few weeks after the victory of Nyesom Wike in the Rivers State Governorship election, the All Progressives Congress has stated that it will not join the African Action Congress to protest the second term of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate.
Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary stated this during the weekend while replying to messages from newsmen in Abuja.
He stated that though results from some local government area are questionable, APC would not challenge PDP’s victory at the Election Tribunal because the party did not contest in the election.
“It is not true that APC felt hurt over PDP’s victory. We don’t have anything to do with the Rivers State election. APC didn’t have candidates in the election and that is why, from the beginning, we didn’t throw ourselves so much into it.”
“You knew that the Supreme Court ruled that we were not qualified to contest. So, on that basis, whatever what happened in Rivers, whether at the local government that gave 80,000 votes during the presidential election and suddenly produced 320,000 votes for Wike during governorship election didn’t hurt us in any way.”
“If INEC says that was correct, fine; it is up to the parties involved to take action if they find it necessary but for us at APC, we didn’t have the opportunity to contest unfairly in Rivers State,”