Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) says it’s becoming clearer by the day that Mr Magnus Abe, the All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate for the Rivers South/East Senatorial District in the March 19, 2016 re-run legislative elections in the State is unrepentant and hell-bent on securing from the backdoor.
A statement by the State PDP chairman, Bro Felix Obuah and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam in reaction to comments credited to Mr Abe on the re-run election in Tai Local Government Area said Abe must is a pathological liar.
Obuah said it is well known fact that elections in the four local govt areas in Ogoni including Tai, were suspended by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) as soon as it was discovered that the election materials for the concerned areas had been hijacked by APC chieftains.
According to the State PDP boss, Mr Magnus Abe and his cohorts must be joking and deceiving themselves to even contemplate that they will succeed in their plot with Hajia Amina Zakari of the INEC to announce results for elections that never took place.
Bro Obuah added that Abe and the APC want to test the waters with that hoax to know whether or not to proceed with the dangerous move.
“Our advice is that no such attempt should be made because we can never condone that height of criminality. We have repeatedly raised alarm over this secret move, Abe and Mpigi’s frequent visits to the Abuja head office of INEC and the unholy alliance between the duo and INEC’s Amina Zakari just to let them know we are not unaware of the plot.
“We are therefore sounding it as a note of warning that any attempt to announce results for elections not held whether in Tai local govt area or elsewhere will be considered an affront not only on our party but also the entire Rivers people and will be resisted accordingly”, Bro Obuah stressed.
The State PDP chairman added that the party will not be joining further issues with anybody on the position of INEC about the re-run elections in the eight local government areas it suspended the elections as it’s convinced that the electoral body is responsible enough not to do anything capable of truncating our hard earned democratic rule which we are trying to sustain and improve upon.