Lagos - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) described outgoing governor, Rotimi Amaechi, a “bad loser” after he allegedly attempted to disrupt the State Governorship and Assembly elections held on Saturday.
It has been reported Amaechi illegally voting units, where he was not registered, in company of his Chief of Staff and All Progressives Congress
(APC) House of Representatives candidate, Tony Okocha in contravention of the electoral law.
Governor Amaechi has no right under the law to travel round the state and monitor elections, incite voters and campaign openly on an election day,”
Jerry Needam, spokesperson of Felix Obuah, Rivers State PDP chairman, said.
“The PDP condemns this brazen act of lawlessness by Governor Amaechi whose high level of rascality is unbecoming of a man that holds the exalted office of the Governor of a State.”
Describing Dakuku Peterside, the losing governorship candidate, Amaechi and the APC as bad losers, the PDP called on them to congratulate the PDP candidate, Barr Nyesom Wike for the “massive votes” he received.
“PDP urges Rotimi Amaechi, Dakuku Peterside and the APC to learn from President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded defeat and congratulated (President-elect, Muhammadu) Buhari,” Needam said.
Wike won 1 029 102 votes while Peterside polled won 124 896 but APC alleged vote rigging and called for cancellation of the poll outcome.
Needam however hailed the conduct and result of the poll.
“The elections were peaceful, free and fair. We are satisfied with the conduct of the elections.. We hail the outcome. It is the true verdict of Rivers people. Rivers people have spoken.”