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Rivers re-run elections a rape of democracy, says Makarfi's PDP

Rivers re-run elections a rape of democracy, says Makarfi's PDP

The Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has declared last Saturday’s re-run elections in Rivers state as a rape of democracy.

The party also said that it contested against many government institutions during the polls.

It listed the institutions to include the Nigerian Army, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the All Progressives Congress.

Spokesperson for the faction of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

Adeyeye also rejected the declaration of Magnus Abe as the winner of the Rivers South-East senatorial district election. He asked the security agencies to stop disgracing Nigeria.

He condemned, in strong terms, the delay by INEC in releasing the remaining results of the polls.

“The result, which declared Magnus Abe of the APC winner, is an unprecedented massive manipulation of the electoral process in active connivance with the security agencies.

“The whole world knows that election did not take place in the Rivers South-East senatorial district. We, therefore, reject the victorious declaration of Abe with the fabricated results. We demand INEC to cancel the election in that constituency and conduct a fresh poll.

“We promise to avail ourselves of every opportunity to seek redress on this matter in the interest of democracy and that of the constituents who were denied their right to vote.

“We, again, condemn in totality, the adverse role of the Nigerian Army, the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other security agencies during the rerun elections in Rivers state.

“It was a nightmare and a complete reversal of their constitutional mandates of safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country and the protection of lives and property.”

He alleged that there were incontrovertible evidences that the security agencies worked for the APC against the interest of Rivers people.

He further alleged that the security agencies followed the directives of the National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and that of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during the mega rally of the APC.

He said, “There is no gainsaying that the re-run elections in Rivers state were not a contest between political parties. It was majorly a contest that pitted the PDP against the Army, the Police, the INEC, the APC, and the Federal Government of Nigeria represented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others.”


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