Rivers election: See AAC party next line of action after INEC declared Gov Wike winner.
Rivers AAC update.
The African Alliance Congress (AAC) has reacted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner of the Rivers State governorship election.
DEZ MAYORZ had reported that Prof. Teddy Adias, the State Returning Officer declared Wike winner of the controversial Rivers governorship poll in Port Harcourt.
The Governor emerged winner with a total of 886,264 votes, while Mr Biokpomabo Awara, the governorship candidate of the AAC trailed behind him with 173,859 votes.
Reacting, Chukwunenye Kocha, the AAC party agent said that the party would study the results before taking any decision.
Kocha told NAN that the party stood for peace.
He urged the people of Rivers and other political parties to maintain peace.
But Awara has different thing to say.
The Rivers State governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, yesterday claimed to know why top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are foisting Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the people.
He named INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; the National Commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo states, May Agbamuche-Mbu; Rivers REC Obo Effanga and Administrative Secretary in the state Elder Etim Umoh as those offering Wike cover.
Awara said: “I have the unit by unit results of the March 9, 2019 elections in Rivers State. When they observed that I was leading and they saw the danger coming, they quickly moved on March 10 to save Wike, by suspending the collation of the results, which they resumed on April 1. As at the time the collation was suspended, I had 281,000 votes, as against Wike’s 79,000 votes. So, they (INEC officials) quickly came to his rescue.
“We (AAC leaders) have written a petition on the electoral fraud in Rivers State to the INEC chairman, stating the actual results, but Prof. Yakubu will not take action.
“Kocha is not the collation agent of AAC in INEC office, Port Harcourt. Dr. Chuku is the duly-nominated collation agent of AAC, but he was prevented by security personnel at the gate of INEC’s office in Port Harcourt from moving to the collation centre.
“I want Rivers people to be calm. We are going to reclaim the stolen mandate. We should not be troubled and we should never opt for violence.
“I want Rivers people, especially my teeming supporters, who are being pained by what they are seeing, to keep hope alive. Victory is certain. We are going to bring back the stolen mandate.”
All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in the state, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, stated that the results would not stand the test of time.
He urged Wike and his supporters not to rejoice yet.