Port Harcourt - The All Progressives Congress (APC) expressed concern at alleged threats by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced results of the rerun election in Tai Local Government of Rivers State.
APC Rivers Spokesperson, Chris Finebone, said the party had taken notice of a press statement by the regional chairman of the PDP, Felix Obuah, in which reference was made threatening “dire consequences” should the results be declared.
“(APC) feels disturbed that a totally dishonest narrative is being foisted on critical stakeholders and the public by the PDP to the effect that the rerun election in Tai was cancelled and therefore results cannot be released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),” said Finebone.
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He said, “Indeed, this is far from the truth!”
“By INEC guidelines, the Tai election has been concluded and so declared and INEC knows this to be a fact. No amount of threat and intimidation will sustain the injustice of denying Tai people consummation of the franchise they freely expressed on March 19, 2016.”
Finebone said it was important for INEC to announce the result for Tai because the people of the area were “loud and clear” that there was an election in Tai and they voted.
“Therefore, the candidates need to know what they scored so far in the March 19 rerun election before going into another one.”
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- CAJ News