Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has welcomed the current probe of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Gesila Khan, by the Department of State Security (DSS).
The party’s State Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, thus berated the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for seeking to stop the DSS from carrying out its constitutional duties because of its alleged well-known sympathism with Khan.
“By petitioning the DSS over the probe of Mrs Gesila Khan, the PDP Reps have publicly exposed the unholy alliance between their party and REC Khan, of which we have been crying even before the March 28 and April 11 elections."
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"...she brazenly took sides with PDP and worked overzealously to return the party’s candidates for all the positions so as to justify the huge sums of money she collected from the then ruling party and please her relation, the then president Goodluck Jonathan,” Ikanya said.
APC is challenging the outcome of the Rivers State governorship poll that catapulted PDP’s Nyesom Wike to power. It accuses Khan of colluding with its rival to compromise the result in favour of Wike.
“If they are sure of the results of the elections in Rivers State, all they need to do is to report to the DSS and prove their innocence,” Ikanya said.
He lambasted the Rivers Federal Lawmakers.
“The petitioners here are beneficiaries of the alleged crime perpetrated by REC Khan and her INEC collaborators, so they have no moral justification to protest. Since when did the Reps become defenders of INEC officials?” Ikanya quipped.
- CAJ News