Rivers Rerun Makarfi faction of PDP calls for holistic investigation into violence during poll

Adeyeye said that investigation should be conducted by a non-partisan, unbiased and independent presidential committee.

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The Sen. Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a holistic investigation into the entire process; before, during and after the Dec. 10 Rivers re-run legislative elections.

The party made the call in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye on Tuesday in Abuja.

Adeyeye said that investigation should be conducted by a non-partisan, unbiased and independent presidential committee.

He said that investigation to the exercise was necessary to avoid ‘’turning the truth upside down and making villains out of the victims.’’

The national publicity secretary said that the outcome of the investigation would serve as a point of reference for the country’s future elections and the need to protect, nurture and deepen its democracy.

Adeyeye added that it was sarcastic for the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, to constitute a panel of investigation for the purported ‘threatening phone call’ by the Governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike.

He said that IGP should rather commence investigations into all the video indicating alleged killings and hijacking of electoral materials by security agencies with some INEC officials during the elections.

“Nigerians are waiting eagerly for the actions or inactions of the Police in this regard. “

‘’We will resist any selective investigation by the Police or any other agency for that matter on the issue of Rivers re-run elections.’’he said.

According accepting selective investigation would be an attempt to cover the truth.

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“We condole with the families of those that paid the ultimate sacrifices. Their deaths will not be in vain, and may their souls rest in perfect peace. ‘’

The party, however, condoled with the families of those who lost their lives during the rerun elections in the state.

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