The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said it has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause confusion in Rivers state and scuttle the scheduled collation of the remaining results of the March 9 governorship election in the state.
The party maintains that it won its candidate and incumbent Governor. Nyesom Wike, won the election.
A statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary in Abuja alleged that the APC plans to orchestrate violent disagreements and crisis at the stakeholders meeting scheduled by INEC ahead of the collation billed for April 2-5, 2019, so as to scuttle the exercise and stall the announcement of Governor Wike, who is the rightful winner of the election.
It added: “In order to achieve this ignoble plot, the APC has conspired with certain compromised security agents to be bandying phantom security report in Rivers state, as a decoy for the execution of their ugly plan.
“The PDP is not unaware of pressure being put on certain security heads particularly, the Directorate of State Services (DSS), by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, asking that collation of results be stopped.
“The APC should note that their plot has been exposed and that Rivers people will never allow them to have their way. Any person pushing such heinous machination in Rivers state will have him or herself to blame. “
The PDP, therefore, cautioned the APC and “their co-travellers to desist from any act aimed at scuttling the scheduled collation of results, which figures, confirming Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory, are known to all.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the resumption of the state suspended the electoral process for the 4 -5 April.
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