Monday, 13 April 2015

3 Rivers Governorship Candidates Call for Cancellation of April 11 Elections

3 Rivers Governorship Candidates Call for Cancellation of April 11 Elections
Some governorship candidates in Rivers State have called for the cancellation of April 11 elections in the state.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Charles Ari, at a press briefing on behalf of APC and SDP counterpart; Dakuku Peterside and Minibi Harry, said the elections were marred by irregularities.

Ari also alleged that the election witnessed widespread shooting, maiming and intimidation of voters all over Rivers State.

He said: “the high levels of violence and misconduct recorded in almost all areas of the state leave us as bearers of our people’s destiny with no choice other than to insist that the purported said elections held in Rivers State today April 11th 2015, must be cancelled because it does not reflect the will of our people.”

Similarly, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside has called for the cancellation of the elections.
Peterside told newsmen that the election was marred by irregularities and was a sham.
Also the Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd, has rejected the results of the election. He alleged that he was beaten by soldiers attached to INEC office for his effort to prevent what he called perversion of injustice.
Meanwhile, INEC has declared as inconclusive the house of assembly elections in six local government areas; Ahoada East constituency 1 and 2, Emohua 1, Etchie constituency 1and 2, and Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area.
INEC said a new date for the conduct of the inconclusive elections would be communicated to the public.

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