ELECTION Government Politics

Awara Spits Fire, Says Wike Connived With INEC To Win Rivers Election

Governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Biokpomabo Awara, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of conspiring with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the March 9 governorship election.

Reacting to Wike’s victory, while speaking with newsmen in the state, Awara said INEC connived with Wike to rig him out of winning the election.

He claimed that there were irregularities in the resumed collation of the state governorship election result that declared the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor, Wike as the Governor of the state.

Awara further stated that his party will reclaim the “stolen mandate”, referring to his loss in the election

Awara said: “Nenye Kocha is not the collation agent of AAC in INEC office, Port Harcourt. Dr Chuku is the duly-nominated collation agent of AAC, but he was prevented by security personnel at the gate of INEC’s office in Port Harcourt from moving to the collation centre.

“I have the unit by unit results of the March 9, 2019 elections in Rivers State. When they observed that I was leading and they saw the danger coming, they quickly moved on March 10 to save Wike, by suspending the collation of the results, which they resumed on April 1.”

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“As at the time the collation was suspended, I had 281,000 votes, as against Wike’s 79,000 votes. So, they (INEC officials) quickly came to his rescue.”

“We have written a petition on the electoral fraud in Rivers State to the INEC chairman, stating the actual results, but Professor Yakubu will not take action.I want Rivers people, especially my teeming supporters, who are being pained by what they are seeing, to keep hope alive. Victory is certain. We are going to bring back the stolen mandate,” Awara said.

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