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APC laughs off Rivers rigging claims

02 March 2016, 11:09Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied any involvement in an alleged plot to rig the upcoming election in the restive Rivers State.

Polls are scheduled for March 19.

Weeks before the election, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike reportedly alleged the APC was contemplating rigging the rerun elections.

APC said he made the allegation when the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Ndowa Lale and the management of the university paid him a courtesy call in Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

APC Rivers spokesperson, Chris Finebone, denounced the allegations as “the most callous and mischievous lie of the century.”

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“It is important that we reveal here that this is a smokescreen by the governor to conceal his attempts to repeat what he did in 2015 which he is trying so hard to repeat without success so far and the APC is monitoring his antics closely,” Finebone said.

“Some of those in that audience who knew what the governor has been trying to do must have really been amused at his accusation against the APC.”

Finebone stated that the party and its members did not believe and therefore are not involved in any process or action that tended to compromise the electoral process.

APC and Wike’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have been loggerheads for months after a controversial poll that steered the governor to power. 

- CAJ News


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