Rivers Rerun Amaechi denies using Army to hijack results

Wike had earlier alleged that Amaechi used security operatives during the election to intimidate voters.

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Rotimi Amaechi play Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied using the Army and police to hijack results during the Saturday, December 10, 2016 rerun election.

Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier alleged that Amaechi used security operatives during the election to rig the poll, reports say.

Responding to the allegation, the minister called on Wike to stop disgracing the office of the Governor with his allegations.

According to Premium Times, Amechi’s spokesman, David Iyiofor, in a statement said "The Minister is not aware of what Wike is talking about.

“Wike must allow INEC to collate and announce the results of the rerun elections. As governor, Wike cannot be INEC or dictate to INEC how and when to announce election results.

“It’s sad, very sad that Wike is desecrating the office of the governor of Rivers State with all these spurious and silly allegations.”

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Meanwhile, Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will reject the result of Rivers East senatorial district rerun election.

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