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24 parties adopt Wike in Rivers rerun governorship election

29 October 2015, 16:14

Port Harcourt - Twenty-four out of the 29 political parties in Rivers State have adopted Governor Nyesom Wike as their candidate should there be a rerun of the 2015 governorship election in the state, reports Punch.

The parties said they have agreed not to present any candidate against Wike in the rerun election.

Also read: Court nullifies election of Rivers state governor Wike

Speaking under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, the political parties explained that though they were not expecting a rerun, they would not vie against the current governor of the state.

Favour Reuben, IPAC Public Relations Officer and the State Chairman of the Labour Party, who briefed newsmen after the group’s meeting in Port Harcourt, expressed dissatisfaction over the ruling of the tribunal that nullified Wike’s election, describing the judgement as a miscarriage of justice.

He insisted that the election in Rivers State was free and fair and that there was point conducting a rerun.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were absent at the IPAC’s meeting.

Read more at Punch.

- News 24


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