The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been charged to end its rigging schemes and immediately declare the result of the March 9, 2019 Rivers state governorship election by The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Peoples Democratic Party refuses the decision made by INEC to suspend the electoral process after the collation, stating it is one of the plans made by the APC/Federal Government to Use the instrument of INEC to truncate the wishes of the Rivers people.
According to a source, the People Democratic Party said: “Our party contends that elections have been concluded in Rivers state; results of the Governorship and House of Assembly polls have been declared at the various polling units, wards and local government collation centers and all returning officers and political parties in the ballot conclusively have the figures.
“It is therefore directly incumbent on INEC to declare the final results instead of deliberately creating openings for the subversion of the final process; a development, which exposes the Commission’s complicity with the Buhari Presidency and the APC to enmesh the election into unnecessary crisis.
“Our party cautions INEC to note that a lot of innocent Nigerians have already been killed by the APC in its desperation to forcefully take over Rivers state. The commission should therefore save the state from more bloodletting by immediately declaring the results.”
PDP further calls on the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to call on the security agencies to end their siege on the electoral process.”
“Mr. President should immediately call the security agencies (who have been annexed as departments of the APC) to end their siege to our electoral process. Any further delay is a recipe for escalation of crisis in our nation.”