Rivers Rerun Fake Result Sheets Scandal: Governor Wike Raises Alarm Over Planned Cover-Up By Police

Rivers Rerun Fake Result Sheets Scandal: Governor Wike Raises Alarm Over Planned Cover-Up By Police
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has accused the Police High Command  of plotting  to  sweep the printing of   Fake Result sheets by the All Progressives Congress under the carpet  with the   the  takeover  of the matter by the Police Zone 6, Calabar .
Giving an update on the printing  of fake election result sheets by Rivers APC and INEC at the Government House , Port Harcourt on Wednesday , Governor Wike  said that the Assistant Inspector General of Police  (AIG) Zone 6 has asked the Rivers State Police Command  to transfer the case and suspects  to Calabar .
He said : “The interest of the police is to ensure that all those indicted  in this plot to rig  the rerun elections are not  prosecuted .
“INEC  must realise that this has to do with  its credibility .  It is not enough  to simply deny. They must take steps to ensure that they clear themselves.
“The question of how the printers got the  serial numbers  and the code numbers of the units used for the results sheets and  sensitive  materials  must be  answered by INEC .
“During the Rerun tribunal  sitting , the Rivers APC tendered results that were different  from  those declared  by INEC after the March 19 elections.  But the Court of Appeal and the tribunal  were not deceived by the antics of the Rivers APC and INEC .  These were the same people who said no election  took place , but they  had separate  result sheets  which they tendered in court”.
The governor  recalled  that PDP  had raised alarm on the day of the March 19 rerun elections  that INEC  had populated the voting landscape  with fake result sheets, which was confirmed by the tendering of alternate results by the APC at the tribunal.
He called on the police and INEC  to listen to the President’s  directive that the elections  in Ondo and Rivers State must be peaceful and credible .
Governor Wike  reiterated  the position  of  the  people of Rivers State that those plotting to rig the re-run elections will be  resisted .
He added that the objective  of  sweeping the crime under the carpet was for the police and other security  agencies  to assist Rivers APC in swapping  already prepared  results  with those generated at the polls.
“What we are doing  is to avoid crisis or violence .  We are  insisting that the right thing  must be done. Any free and fair election in Rivers State  will be won by  the  PDP .
“The AIG coming to  take over the matter  is not acceptable .  It is a ploy to kill the matter”, he said .