Rivers Rerun PDP urges INEC on free, fair, credible election

The party made the call in a statement signed by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Monday in Abuja.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on INEC to demonstrate its independence by ensuring that the forthcoming re-run election in Rivers State is free, fair and credible.

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

Adeyeye also called on security agencies to continue to maintain their constitutional roles and duties of protecting lives and property in the country as well as maintaining law and order during elections.

PDP, according to Adeyeye, however demanded an unreserved apology from the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Umar Ganduje, for the people of Rivers State and the South-South Region in general for a statement credited to him.

Adeyeye said that Ganduje, who is also the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Rivers State Re-Run Election Campaign Committee, was quoted as saying “having a free and fair election in Rivers State is abnormal“.

“This statement coming from the governor is not only unfortunate; it is ridiculous and absurd to say the least.

“It is highly unbecoming of a governor to make such an unguided statement that denigrates the people of the whole state and the South-South region in general,’’ he said.

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Adeyeye said that the governor also boasted that the APC-led Federal Government would deploy massive securities for the Rivers re-run.

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