Rivers Rerun: Wike Accuses Inec Of Handing Over Original Result Sheets To Amaechi

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Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has accused the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of handing over original result sheets for the forthcoming legislative rerun election in the state to the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
He alleged that Amaechi, who is the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, confirmed the handover of the original result sheets to him last Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting of leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, adding that he is in possession of the proceedings of the meeting.
Wike spoke yesterday while flagging off the construction of Ulakwo II-Afara-Nihi Road project in Etche local government area of the state.
The governor alleged that Amaechi assured the state APC leaders during the Abuja meeting that the original result sheets supplied by INEC would be used for the December 10, 2016 rerun elections to facilitate victory for APC candidates .
He said, “While we are working for the people of Rivers State to convince them to vote for us, the APC is busy working with INEC to rig the rerun elections. Amaechi told them at the illegal meeting that Sheriff is working for them (APC ) and that they have finished PDP. Sheriff cannot finish PDP, he can only finish himself .
“On December 10, follow your results bumper to bumper. Don’t allow anyone to swap results . I urge the Etche people to follow their results.’
Wike informed that members of the APC in the state, who were arrested printing fake result sheets for INEC were transferred to Zone 6 Police Command headquarters in Calabar where arrangements have been concluded to take them to Abuja for the Director of Public Prosecution at the Federal Ministry of Justice to formally release them in line with the request of APC.
The governor, who assured the people of Etche local government area that he will stand with them to resist the rigging of the December 10 rerun elections in the state, declared, “Tell them, INEC you cannot rig election in Etche. Tell INEC, you cannot support another party to rig the election.”
He added that APC has concluded plans with the Federal Security agencies to arrest the chairman of Etche Local Government Area , Ikwerre Local Government Area and other leaders of the party to create room for the rigging of the rerun elections .
On the construction of Ulakwo II-Afara-Nihi Road, the governor said it will be completed as scheduled and in line with approved specifications .
He stated that the Etche people were abandoned for several years , pointing out that his administration would always execute developmental projects in the area.
Earlier, the state commissioner of Works, Mr Bathuel Iheanyichukwu, said that construction of the road will help in the rebuilding of the economy of the area.

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