PDP To INEC: Announce Rivers Results Now

Press Statement

…Rejects Suspension of Electoral Process By INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) to end its manipulative schemes and
immediately declare the result of the March 9, 2019 Rivers state
governorship election.

The party rejects the decision by INEC to suspend the electoral process
in the state, after results have been collated.

The PDP alerts that this is a premeditated plan by the APC-led Federal
Government to use the instrument of INEC and security agencies to
truncate the wishes of the Rivers people as already delivered at the
polling units.

Our party contends that elections have been concluded in Rivers state;
results of the Governorship and House of Assembly polls have been
declared at the various polling units, wards and local government
collation centers and all returning officers and political parties in
the ballot conclusively have the figures.

It is therefore directly incumbent on INEC to declare the final results
instead of deliberately creating openings for the subversion of the
final process; a development, which exposes the Commission’s complicity
with the Buhari Presidency and the APC to enmesh the election into
unnecessary crisis.

Our party cautions INEC to note that a lot of innocent Nigerians have
already been killed by the APC in its desperation to forcefully take
over Rivers state. The commission should therefore save the state from
more bloodletting by immediately declaring the results.

Furthermore, the PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to reflect on
the bloodlettings that have characterized this election, which many
Nigerians believe, would have been averted if he had signed the
Amendment to the Electoral Act.

Mr. President should immediately call the security agencies (who have
been annexed as departments of the APC) to end their siege to our
electoral process. Any further delay is a recipe for escalation of
crisis in our nation.

Signed:

National Publicity Secretary
Kola Ologbondiyan
And
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization

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