The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, says it will challenge the outcome of last saturday’s governorship election in the state, in court.
Spokesperson of the party, Darlington Nwauju who said this in a statement in reaction to Governor, Nyesom Wike’s media chat said the party has not conceded defeat.
According to him, the party’s governorship candidate, Tonye Cole had already given his word that he would be going to the tribunal, adding that the election was between APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Police and Wike’s PDP.
“Last Saturday’s election in Rivers State was between APC and INEC, the police and Gov Wike’s PDP. There was no election in the real sense of it. INEC and the Police brazenly worked together to install Gov Wike’s PDP candidates as winners of the election,” he said.
“As a party, we have repeatedly raised the alarm about how Gov Wike, was using State resources that belong to Rivers people, to compromise key institutions like INEC and the Police. What happened on Saturday was a systemic institutionalized rigging of the elections by Gov Wike with the supposed umpire, INEC and the police actively doing the bidding of Gov Wike.
“Gov Wike’s weak and feeble attempt to distance himself from the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu failed woefully. No amount of spin can change the facts Nigerians know, which is that; there exist an unholy alliance between Gov Wike and the INEC chairman,” he added.