Governor Wike Decries Failure Of INEC To Release Rerun Elections Results

Governor Wike Decries Failure Of INEC To Release Rerun Elections Results

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has decried  the  failure  of  the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to release outstanding  results  of  state and federal constituencies  were rerun  elections  were concluded on March 19, 2016.

Speaking  on Tuesday  when  he received  the  Ogbakor Ikwerre,  United States and Canada Branch at the Government House, Port Harcourt,  Governor  Wike  said  that the continued  delay in the release of  the  results breeds unnecessary  suspicion and conflict. 

He said what transpired  on March 19, 2016 was the will of the people of the state to resist  any  form of rigging and manipulation  of the electoral process. 

The governor noted: “We believe that INEC  should  no longer delay the release  of  the  results.  The more they delay, the more there is suspicion and the tendency for crisis “.

On the  issue  of  security, the governor  reiterated  that that reports of events  in the state are misleading. He said across  the  country all states have security  challenges, pointing  out  that  the  case of Rivers State  was being  manipulated by political groups for the pursuit of ungodly  goals.

He said: “All the multinationals  are working  peacefully  in the state. All the Indigenous  companies  are also around contributing their quota to the state. “

On projects  execution,  the governor  assured that his administration  will execute projects that will enhance  the  living  standard of  the  people.  He added that  projects relevant  to  the  wellbeing  of  the  people which were abandoned  by the previous administration will be completed.

Earlier,  President  of  Ogbakor Ikwerre, United States and Canada, Dr Fortune Woluwo congratulated  the  governor  on his victory  at  the  polls and at the Supreme Court.  

Dr Woluwo called on INEC  to release outstanding  results  of  the  rerun legislative elections.  He said it is sad that the Commission  is yet to release  the  results 10 days after the completion of  the exercise.