Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

PDP tackles IGP over Rivers rerun election

21 December 2016, 12:20

Abuja - The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will resist what it called selective investigation into the recently conducted Rivers re-run elections allegedly as planned by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The faction said the probe should be holistic and carried out by a non-partisan and unbiased independent presidential committee in order to avoid “turning the truth upside down and making villains out of the victims. “

The spokesman of the faction, Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement on Tuesday said, it will be wrong for the IGP to constitute a panel of investigation for the purpose of alleged threatening phone call by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, rather than seeking solution to the video evidence of alleged killings and hijacking of electoral materials by the police and other security agencies with some INEC officials during the elections.

Also read: INEC sets up panel to investigate leaked audio tape

“We wish to also remind Nigerians of the video of two staffers of the INEC caught in the act at the home of an APC chieftain in Opobo town. These men were taken to the House by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and were apprehended while thumb-printing and writing results in favour of Jaja’s party, the APC.

“Equally, there is a popular video running in various television stations showing the officer-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mr. Akin Fakorede in Rivers State who led his team to INEC Collation Centre in Port Harcourt to hijack election materials.

“We therefore urge the IGP to stop embarrassing Nigeria further and immediately bring to book all those seen in these videos committing electoral offenses. It’s suspicious and dangerous for the IGP to overlook these breaches of the Nigerian Constitution and the Electoral Act by his men. Nigerians are waiting eagerly for the actions or inactions of the police in this regard.

“In Gokana Local Government Area, men of the NPF and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) were seen in a video shooting sporadically to disperse voters and later made away with ballot boxes,” the PDP also claimed.
 


- News 24

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

PDP sues senator for defecting to APC

20 January 2017, 10:05
&nbps;

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...