From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Rivers State, Bro Felix Obuah, has said that the admission by Chidi Lloyd, member representing Emohua in the State House of Assembly that he was leading in results declared in the six constituencies has exposed the lies in the allegation by Governor Rotimi Amaechi that no elections held in the State.
Chidi Lloyd, while calling for the boycott of the rescheduled elections in Ahoada East 1, Ahoada East 11, Emohua, Etche 1, Etche 11 and Opobo/Nkoro State constituencies held on Saturday, in a press briefing in Port Harcourt said: “The APC Assembly Candidates were leading in the results of the assembly election in those constituencies.”
Obuah in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Jerry Needam, said the party was not perturbed by the APC’s negative reaction of the election.
PDP said: “The PDP and other political parties participated in the election cannot win. The APC cannot win elections in Rivers State, realizing that they have lost, they have no other option, than to accused INEC and PDP of manipulation.”
The PDP Chairman, Obuah commended INEC and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the governorship and State House of Assembly election.
He also congratulated candidates of the party for winning the election and Rivers people for massively voting for the PDP
He said: “Chidi Lloyd’s position has indeed vindicated the position of the PDP and Rivers people and also collaborated reports of the local and international observers that elections were held creditably in Rivers State and the PDP won overwhelmingly.
“The position of Chidi Lloyd, an APC House of Assembly Candidate, who lost the rescheduled election, that they participated in the election on Saturday April 11, 2015, voted and they were leading in results so far declared, has further exposed Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Dakuku Peterside as liars, when they said no elections held in Rivers State.
“Governor Rotimi Amaechi was not a candidate of the election, if Chidi Lloyd an APC candidate who contested the election and lost has attested to the fact that elections were held in Rivers, they participated and voted, and the process was credible, it further shows that Governor Amaechi is a liar, a bad loser and one driven by personal interest.”