Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has disclosed that there are emerging facts exposing moves by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the State pushing for another postponement of the expected re-scheduled Rivers re-run Legislative Elections fixed for this month, October.
The State PDP said it has been alerted by some credible information available to it, confirming the plan by the leadership of the APC, in conjunction with some senior staff and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC)
The State PDP chairman Felix Obuah alleged that the aimed was to effects another shift in the conduct of the elections.
He alleged further that insecurity in the State and logistic problems on the side of the Commission would be use as reasons for the postponement.
He said: “The Party, which expresses worry and disappointment over such retrogressive action. The moves did not come to it as a shocker, as right from the onset the APC has never shown any readiness to genuinely participate in a free, fair and non-violently conducted elections in the State, obviously for fear of losing in the electoral contest.
One of such plans by the APC is the sustained blackmail and distortion of facts bordering on government actions on security challenges in parts of the State, not taking into cognizance the pragmatic efforts of the Governor Wike led-government in tackling insecurity.
“Armed robbery, kidnapping, cult related clashes and other social vices across the State, as well as his unprecedented support for the State Command of the Nigeria Police and other sister security agencies operating in the State.”
“There is no justification for doing so, I wondered why the APC leaders do not consider and are unperturbed with the continued absence of Rivers State representatives in the Senate and its partial presence in the House of Representatives following the inconclusive elections in the State.”