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I don’t have confidence in INEC – Rivers Governor says

The Rivers state Governor also said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will bounce back in 2019.

Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike

Wike said he has lost confidence in INEC to conduct free and fair elections anywhere in Nigeria.

He said “I don’t have confidence in the present  INEC. It is too inconsistent and acts outside the  law. We are encouraging every candidate  to contest elections and emerge through popular  votes. We  will  not allow  impunity  or imposition.”

Wike also spoke on the upcoming elections in Edo state, saying “From what we have seen on ground in Edo State, this is the best time to capture the state. We have sent independent assessors to the state and they have adjudged that the PDP has the opportunity to  take over Edo.”

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The Governor expressed surprise that INEC will set up a committee to look into the rerun election which was cancelled.

Wike also said the All Progressives Congress (APC) deceived Nigerians in a bid to win the 2015 elections.

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