Rivers Rerun PDP asks Buhari to probe violence during the elections

The national chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, said the government needs to bring those behind the violence that marred the elections to book.

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(Nigerian Echo)
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Buhari to probe the just concluded Rivers state rerun elections that held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The national chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, said the government needs to bring those behind the violence that marred the elections to book.

Sheriff said the PDP had already carried out its own investigations, but would like the Federal Government to also probe the matter.

The PDP chairman said “The PDP expresses great concern at the turn of events at the re-run National and State Assembly elections in Rivers.

“We join well-meaning Nigerians to condemn the cases of violence which reportedly characterised the process in some areas.

“We urge the president to immediately constitute a panel to carry out a dispassionate investigation of the circumstances with a view to unravelling the truth and bringing the culprits to book.”

Sheriff also condemned the biased role played by the security forces in Rivers state.

He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to release the remaining results of the election.

He also said “It is not right for INEC to say it is not continuing with the announcement of the results in the middle of the elections. This is not healthy for our democracy.

“INEC should be seen as an independent electoral empire and should not be part of the process where the rights and mandate of Nigerians will be denied,”

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to release a video showing alleged atrocities committed by the military during the senatorial rerun elections.

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