Sequel to the nullification of the April 11 gubernatorial elections in Rivers state, the All Progressive Congress (APC) leader in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, Kingsley Ola has stated categorically that there must be a re-run in the state.
Kingsley Ola. Photo Credit: Babajide Orevba
Ola, who is the APC Treasurer of Ward 11, Ozuaha- Ikwerre Local Government of Rivers state explained that the sack incumbent governor, Nyesom Wike, is a welcomed development.
Speaking exclusively to Naij.com, Ola explained that the governorship elections in April 2015, was a scam. According to him, Elections were not held in many areas of the state.
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He said: “Governorship elections did not hold in Rivers. There has to be a re-run. I can tell for many areas including mine.
“On election day, we were chased way by thugs and other miscreants just to ensure we didn’t vote. It is a sad situation.
“We were surprised when they released results before 12.00noon saying the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) had won. It’s a big shame,” he lamented
However, governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that he will appeal the judgment of the election petition tribunal nullifying his election.
The APC alongside its gubernatorial candidate, had been contesting the declaration of Governor Wike by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the Rivers state governorship poll in the April 11 gubernatorial election.
Also, the APC and Peterside in their petition filed on May 3, urged the tribunal to nullify the election in the entire 23 local government areas of the state and order fresh one on the account of alleged substantial non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act and Manual for Election Officers 2015.
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