Governorship Poll: Rivers APC heads to Tribunal

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said it has concluded arrangements to challenge the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Nyesom Wike, at the State Election Tribunal.

The chairman of the party, Davies Ikanya, who stated this in a statement on Friday, said its mandate was stolen by the PDP in connivance with the Independent National Electoral Commission and the police.

Mr. Wike polled 1, 029, 102 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Dakuku Peterside, who scored 124,896.

Mr. Ikanya assured the people of Rivers State that the mandate which they gave to the party and to its governorship candidate would soon be retrieved for the good of the future of the State.

“This brazen electoral theft by Chief Nyesome Wike and his PDP gangsters cannot be allowed to stand,” it said.

“These power-drunk anti-democratic elements, in their desperation for power, were not discreet in their electoral fraud that saw the allocation of a bogus over a million votes to Chief Wike.

“The documents and video tapes so far assembled will surely see many Rivers INEC and PDP chieftains being thrown into jail at the end of the day.”

The APC said it has an iron-cast case against Mr. Wike and PDP, saying that it is not surprised that he (Wike), who cannot win up to 30 per cent of the votes in a free and fair election in Rivers State, is now desperately running from pillar to post in a bid to prevent APC from going to the Tribunal.

It stated, “We wish to appeal to our members and the entire people of Rivers State to remain calm and resolute as the party goes to the Tribunal to retrieve their stolen mandate. Our case is as clear as daylight, as even Prof. Wole Soyinka, Ambassador John Endwistle of the United States of America, the European Union Electoral Observers and other international bodies have since testified that the elections purportedly conducted in Rivers State were a sham.”

The APC said Mr. Wike’s fate had become sealed by the failure to burn the INEC Office in Port Harcourt and with it the evidence of his bare-faced electoral fraud.

“With this development, Chief Wike will now join the league of Sir Celestine Omehia who spent only four months as Governor of Rivers State before he was sacked by the Supreme Court in 2007,” it said.

“This is a case which we shall pursue to a logical conclusion not only to retrieve our stolen mandate but to ensure that the plot of sharing Rivers State Federal Allocation among the ten main key actors of PDP in the State does not materialise.”


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  • Frank Bassey

    Why is it that APC questions the credibility of any election it loses? Why is it that APC is always in procession of video evidence of elections that do not favour them? What made Peterside believe that Rivers is APC state?

    • Ukpaka

      Use you brain son. When there are several video evidence of massive thumb printing and intimidation of voters, the aggrieved candidate has the right to legally challenge the outcome of the election. Every election monitor confirmed this fact. Why is this so hard for you to understand?.
      This charade cannot and must not stand.
      Akwa Ibom is another state with same problem.

      • John

        APC should better forget it, Nyesom Wike is the masses’s choice. Run the governorship election 1000 times, Wike’ll still win. If you doubt me, have chats with the ordinary people on the streets of Port Harcourt.

        • inwere chimaraoke

          Don’t worry it is for the court to decide if the elections are to be rerun. If they say so we will see how popular he is whene Mama Patie and Oga Jona leave office.

        • Burbank

          Firstly Wike going to jail for this fiasco. Secondly, the next party with the next highest votes (i.e. APC) is the automatic winner after the PDP is disqualified. SO no need to waste money of Rivers state people for fresh elections.

    • inwere chimaraoke

      Don’t cry so hard. The court will decide if APC has a case or not. You sound afraid? Why?

    • ass fucker

      It’s about getting someone to cover up amaechi’s mismanagement and loot. It’s not about the rivers sheeple(people). I’m a supporter of APC but I’m getting a sense that this Rivers state electoral “sham” as they now call it, is a ploy to trade an entire state to protect amaechi who might not be a saint afterall.

  • olamojuba

    What of the brazen election results your party rig in the north including use of children to vote.

    • mahmud

      Nobody rig the election for apc in the north bcos we, inthe north we marry 4 wives and give birth to tens of children so wehave large number of electorates in our area, we will always outnumbered you when it comes to elections.

    • Burbank

      And the PDP did NOT challenged even a single election result in a single tribunal in any northern state for using children!

  • Burbank

    Wike got 1,029,102 “votes” while the actual accredited voters was only 292, 878!!! Some people in PDP Rivers and INEC going to face jail time!