The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the protest staged by the State Governor, Nyesom Wike and supporters of the PDP.
In a meeting with journalists in Port Harcourt the state capital, leaders of the party led by the chairman, Davis Ikanya said the call of the governor for the transfer or redeployment of the said Police officers is as a result of the arrest and parade of suspected criminals by the Force Headquarters, who confessed to working for the Governor and his party during the rerun elections.
According to him, the officers should be given honours for risking their lives to save Rivers people from the hands of blood-thirsty men.
The political tension in Rivers State has continued to rise several degrees higher.
For the second time in two weeks, the All Progressives Congress in the state has again cried out against what the party called a deliberate attempt by the Independent National Electoral Commission in connivance with the PDP in Rivers to frustrate its efforts to obtain all relevant documents to pursue its petition at the election tribunal that is yet to be set up.
The APC Chairman in Rivers State, Davis Ikanya, told journalists at the party secretariat in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan, is hand in gloves with the opposition to ensure the party fails to get six sensitive materials including the voters’ register used for the exercise.
Although several attempts to get the REC to comment on the issue has not been successful, a source at INEC hinted that the APC has been given access to all available documents for their petition.
PDP Insist APC’s Alarm Is False
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has, however, refuted the claims of the APC that the party is working hand in hand with INEC in the state to frustrate attempts to obtain sensitive materials from the electoral body.
The man accused of leading the plot in the PDP, one Samuel Nwonosike, told journalists in Port Harcourt that he is being falsely accused, insisting that it is his party that has been denied access to sensitive materials to defend their case at the tribunal.