Rivers Rerun: Wike Afraid of his Past Misconducts –APCFeatured, Latest News, News From The State, Uncategorized Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State chapter, has reacted to the allegation of rigging against it, of the incoming State and National Assembly rescheduled polls, by Governor Nyesom Wike, saying the Governor is being hunted by his devilish and mischievous past.
To this end, the party has advised Wike to strive to overcome the things that “habit his subconscious as a result of what he did in the past to gain power, and if he does, he will discover that he needs not look to the stars for the solution to his problems” declaring that he was the “architect of his own fears”.
The party in a statement issued Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, declared that the latest accusation made Tuesday, by Wike when the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Prof. Ndowa Lale and the management paid him a courtesy in Government House Port Harcourt, was the most callous and mischievous lie of the Century.
“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. 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.
“The APC wishes to categorically state that the party and its members do not believe and therefore are not involved in any process or action that tends to compromise the electoral process, not the least the forthcoming rerun elections scheduled for March 19, 2016 in Rivers State. We believe that the management of the University of Port Harcourt is responsible enough not to get involved in the kind of contrivance that Gov. Nyesom Wike made” the statement noted.
APC also clarified that Dr. Dawari George was the APC candidate for Akuku-Toru/Asari-Toru Federal Constituency in the forthcoming rerun elections and not a staff of INEC.
Similarly, the party which recently lost in its legal battle to Wike at the Supreme Court, said It was also important to state that Prof. Otu Ekpenyong whom the Governor maligned in his statement, was the same person who, as a Returning Officer, returned Senator George Thompson Sekibo as elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the past.
The party challenged; “If the Governor remembered this perhaps, he would have had a second thought before his reckless accusation against the Professor and others”.
APC said it noted with consternation that Governor Wike was suddenly picking on any and every imaginable persons and institutions for bashing because of the March 19 rerun elections, saying “yesterday it was INEC, next was security agents especially the Nigerian Army. Today it is the University of Port Harcourt. Tomorrow it may be market women that will come under the hammer of the Governor”.
The attention of the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has been drawn to an accusation by the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike that the APC is contemplating rigging the
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the State’s rerun polls for Saturday, March 19, 2016.
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