APC submits petitions to INEC, police over Rivers rerun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State on Friday submitted its petitions over the rerun election in the state to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police.

This was disclosed by APC’s Deputy Governorship candidate in the 2015 election, Honourable Asita during a protest march to INEC office in Port Harcourt.

He said, “We are protesting the conduct of the elections especially in Rivers East Senatorial District, where election results were yet to be collated in three local government areas, when INEC went ahead to declare result and present certificate to the candidate of the PDP.”

Asita made reference to a tape where the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike was threatening INEC officials with death if they do not submit to his biddings.

He said, “In the audio tape we presented to INEC and police, Wike was threatening to kill some INEC officials if they don’t do what he had paid them money for.

“We have written several petitions to security agencies but because Wike is controlling Rivers money to bribe, he has continuously bribed people to have his way.”

Head of the Legal Department, INEC in Rivers, Adeyemo Olufemi thanked the protesters for being peaceful and promised that the letter and tape would be transmitted to its headquarters in Abuja.

The protesters had earlier marched to the Police Headquarters, Rivers Command, where they decried the killings during the rerun.

“DSP Mohammed Alkali was killed and beheaded with other police officers but nothing has been done; no arrest has been made.

“We are here to present a letter to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Idris Abubakar, demanding an investigation into all politically motivated killings in the state,” Asita said.

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