Fresh Trouble for Wike, INEC as Labour Party Demands Cancellation of Rivers Election, Gives Reason

Fresh Trouble for Wike, INEC as Labour Party Demands Cancellation of Rivers Election, Gives Reason

  • The leadership of the Labour Party in Rivers state has called the attention of INEC regarding what really went down during the Saturday, February 25, election in the state
  • The party's national chairman has called of the cancellation of the election exercise at the Obio/Akpor, Khana, Eleme, Obigbo and Rumukoro amongst others in Rivers
  • The party alleged electoral robbery was the main issue that characterised the voting process in the areas listed above, thereby urging INEC to do the needful

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The Labour Party (LP) on Sunday, February 25, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel elections in some areas in Rivers State.

The LP raised made this call while noting “unverified and manipulated results” arises from Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly.

The Labour Party, INEC, 2023 election, Rivers State
The Labour Party has rejected election exercise in Rivers state. Photo credit: Mr. Peter Obi
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Labour Party reacts to Rivers electoral exercise

The party’s national chairman, Julius Abure, in a statement, alleged that elections were manipulated in places like Obio/Akpor, Khana, Eleme, Obigbo and Rumukoro amongst others in Rivers.

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He also alleged that political thugs invaded various polling units and collation centres, took away election materials including the results sheets and “manipulated the BVAS machines and uploaded fake results into the Central portal”.

“We took particular note of incidences in places like Obio/Akpor, Khana, Eleme, Obigbo, Rumukoro and several other areas where Labour Party was clearly leading in virtually all the polling units with very wide margins,” he stated.

Abure alleged that at the polling units in Governor Nyesom Wike’s compound in Worji, the LP scored 323 votes against All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which polled 5 and 2 votes respectively.

The LP chairman, however, claimed that security agents were used to snatch ballot papers.

“They are behaving like armed robbers”, Jonathan gives cryptic description of politicians buying votes

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described politicians who engage in vote-buying as “armed robbers”.

Jonathan made this assertion immediately after casting his vote on Saturday evening, February 25, spoke in Bayelsa, his home state.

The former president said the conduct of politicians matters during the elections, noting that politics ought to be seen as a “clean business”.

Peter Obi defeats Tinubu, Atiku in landslide victory in own polling unit earlier reported that Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has won his own polling unit in Agulu Anambra state, defeating Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the process.

In the election result, the Labour Party presidential candidate polled 236 followed by candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who scored 3 votes.

Musa Kwankwaso of The Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) scored 2 votes.

Meanwhile Atiku and Tinubu scored zero vote respectively.


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