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Party alleges APC is plotting to rig Rivers State elections

The People Democratic Party (PDP), in Rivers state has alleged that it has uncovered plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the upcoming March 19 re-run elections.

The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike

In a statement signed by Jerry Needam, Special Assistant to the PDP Chairman in the state, the party disclosed further that it has uncovered a list of election officers, returning officers, and other adhoc-staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), completely made up of APC card-carrying and active members.

“The PDP is therefore calling on INEC not to use the list for the re-run election as it will compromise the standard of the election” the party said in the statement.

According to the PDP, the APC has brought in a ‘Sam Printing Press’ from Lagos to print all printable sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials for the re-run elections in the Rivers State.

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The party also claims that some APC members have been assigned to be lodged in a hotel in Port Harcourt and Owerri, to fill the result sheets with have already decided scores that could be announced by a compromised INEC official at the stipulated time.

The party also claims that the coming of the APC Acting National Chairman, Chief Segun Oni, to Rivers State was part of the grand plot to rig the elections and ignite crisis in the state.

They claim that the APC has resolved not to spare anything to chance but to use the federal might and illegal means to secure all the elective seats in the elections.

The PDP warned all APC leaders and members to have a re-think on their plan to rig or manipulate the elections as all of such efforts will be in futility.

The party reiterated its disposition for a free and fair election, warning that any efforts aimed at rigging the March 19 re-run elections in the state will be resisted by the masses.

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