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APC piles pressure on Rivers elections head

18 August 2015, 08:50 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected reports the Department of State Services (DSS) recently detained the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan.

It was reported she had been detained for a fortnight as part of ongoing probes into her role in the alleged violence and vote rigging in the general election held earlier this year.

“The APC believes the DSS that Dame Khan was never detained,” said Godstime Orlukwu, Secretary of the Media & Publicity Committee of APC Rivers.

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“Dame Gesila Khan’s decision to be evasive in order not release materials used in the last elections to the APC and to avoid complying with Tribunal Orders on inspection of materials were deemed of grave nature capable of negatively affecting the peace, tranquility and security of the State and nation. She was making one excuse or the other just to avoid complying with the Orders of Tribunal.”

The APC challenged Gesila Khan to show evidence that she was detained by the DSS.

Orlukwu said the APC was convinced that Dame Khan’s latest assertions are only aimed currying public sympathy and drawing attention away from her alleged malfeasance before, during and after the last general elections.

“We believe that such antics would be unable to exonerate her and her cohorts from their electoral sins in Rivers State.” 

- CAJ News


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