The Rivers faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Says it has received with mixed feelings, INEC’s timeline for concluding the governorship and state assembly elections that started on March 9.
According to the party, INEC has not shown sufficient good faith in the way it brought the collation to an abrupt stop without cogent, verifiable and convincing reasons.
APC noted that the electoral umpire went ahead to announce that collation for 17 LGAs had been concluded as against the records provided by its situation room.
The party further alleged that INEC refused to name the said 17 LGAs where it claimed collation had been concluded.
It also stated that INEC announced that it has dropped four LGA Collation Officers confirmed to be “PDP card-carrying members” without the umpire clearing the air about the status of the LGA results from the four ad hoc personnel supposedly collated.
The party said there are so many questions that come to mind as regards the polls in Rivers including the question “if the four collation officers be unfit for the job while the collations they conducted are acceptable?”
According to the APC, “INEC is up to some mischief clearly pointing to a clear determination to rig the overall result of the March 9 elections in favour of Gov Wike and the PDP”.
“The signs are visible enough to the blind and loud enough to the deaf. All the shenanigans so far exhibited by INEC only go to confirm that fear,” the Rivers APC stated.