Obi condemns suspension of election in Rivers, others

Obi condemns suspension of election in Rivers, others

- Peter Obi has condemned the suspension of elections in various states across Nigeria

- The former governor and vice presidential candidate of the PDP kicked against the alleged role of the military in the elections

- Obi said military's presence aggravated the tense situation in some states especially Rivers state

A former governor of Anambra state and the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has condemned the suspension of elections in various states across Nigeria.

Obi also urged the international community to show more than a passing interest in a “contrived stalemate in the elections affecting Rivers and five other states”.

In a statement released by his media aide on Tuesday, March 12, the former governor kicked against the alleged role of the military in the election.

He also queried the alleged forceful relocation of collation centres to a military formation, as well as the refusal of the military to allow journalists and local and foreign observers access to the collation process.

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Describing the involvement of the military in the polls as needless, Obi said such effort by the military has aggravated the tense situation in some states especially Rivers.

The PDP chieftain called on Nigerians and friends of the country to condemn the situation saying the it is clearly unacceptable

“Any reasonable person should know that Governor Wike is the last person who should be harassed, knowing what he has put in just in four years in the delivery of democracy dividends,” Obi said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has allegedly arrived Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital City to press for the removal of the Kano state commissioner of police, Mohammed Wakili.

Ganduje's visit to Abuja followed the tussle between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the seat of the governor in the state's election.

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According to the sources close to the governor's entourage to Abuja, includes the speaker of Kano House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum; the state chairman of APC, Abdullahi Abbas and the governor’s top political strategist, Nasiru Aliko-Koki.

The source who has pleaded anonymity said the visit was targeted at lobbying the party's national chairman, the national leader of APC Bola Tinubu and other some influential presidency officials.

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