- The ruling APC has denied reports that it is plotting to scuttle the rescheduled 2019 general election in the state
- APC said the reports on secret meeting by the party is another mere imagination by PDP
Chris Finebone, publicity secretary, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has denied allegation making round that the party plots to scuttle elections in Rivers.
Finbone told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, February 20, in Port Harcourt that the accusation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a mere imagination.
He also said that the allegation that the transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi was holding secret meetings in Abuja and strategising to disrupt elections in the state was another mere imagination by PDP.
“Well, the claim by PDP that the minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is holding any meeting whatsoever, dwells only in the infantile imagination of the PDP characters behind such outlandish allegation,” he said.
NAN reports that PDP , during a media briefing on Tuesday, February 19, accused APC of conniving with the security agencies and employing other undemocratic strategies to scuttle elections in parts of the state.
Finebone urged the public not to take the accusation serious, adding that it was a deliberate attempt to discredit APC and to dissuade its teaming supporters.
“Rivers PDP is doing exactly what the Holy Bible refers to as the guilty running when no one is pursuing.
“We hereby warn PDP to desist from maligning innocent members of APC who have done nothing wrong, whatsoever.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger on Friday, February 15 said that elections for the senatorial positions of Niger east and Niger north may not hold on Saturday as the ballot papers meant for the zone were missing.
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Professor Samuel Egwu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, made the declaration while interacting with newsmen in Minna.
He also said that the issue has been reported to the INEC’s Headquarters in Abuja for urgent attention.
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