Rivers Rerun APC demands cancellation of elections

The party says, the rerun, which was held in the 23 local government areas of the state, was marred by violence.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the rerun legislative election held in Rivers State on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The party says, the rerun, which was held in the 23 local government areas of the state, was marred by violence.

The APC chairman in the state, Dr Davies Ikanya, made the call on Monday, March 21, at the state secretariat in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital.

Flanked by the APC governorship candidate in Rivers in the 2015 election Ikanya and other state executives of the party, Ikanya alleged that the Police connived with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to manipulate the election.

He refuted Governor Nyesom Wike's allegation that members of APC had stormed Mile 1 Police station on Sunday, March 20, to influence the result of PHALGA, pointing that it was the PDP that allegedly made effort to tamper with the result.

Ikanya also accused Wike's Chief, Emeka Woke, of attempting to assassinate Peterside  at UTC junction on Azikiwe road in Port Harcourt.

He alleged that Woke and his team trailed the vehicle Vehicle conveying Peterside and others, and opened fire it.

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On the contrary, in an earlier statement by Wike's spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, the Governor alleged and his team shot at his Chief of Staff, Woke.

He also accused the APC of attempted hijack of the spread sheet of the election results in Ikwerre local area of the state.

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