The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has spoken on the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission to shift the collation and announcement of election results in the state.
The reaction of the party was revealed in a statement that was signed by its chairman, Felix Obuah.
The announcement which was shifted to April, has the party stated that it was optimistic of coming out victorious at the end.
The statement added, “Even though we frown at the length of the timelines issued by INEC for the collation, declaration and conclusion of the election process in Rivers State, we received the news with optimism.”
“Rivers State PDP is waiting patiently for the process to be concluded because the people of Rivers State overwhelmingly voted for our party.”
“We urge Rivers people to remain calm as the mandate they freely gave to Governor Wike and the PDP on March 9 will be affirmed at the end of the Collation Process.”
“Victory for the PDP will come at the end of the exercise. Rivers State is PDP. The people massively voted for the PDP as all the figures indicate.”