Obi condemns ongoing brigandage in Rivers election

.Seeks international intervention
By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February 23, 2019 Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed concern on fallouts from some states in the last Saturday's gubernatorial and state assembly elections particularly in Rivers State.
Besides, he wants international attention drawn to it.
Obi, the former Governor of Anambra State, through his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, stated that the militarization of election to the extent of carrying collation centre to a military location and denying international observers access was unacceptable and a grave breach of democratic norms.
The vice presidential candidate said that the needless involvement of the military has aggravated the situation in Rivers State and wondered why the undue interest in Rivers, very well known strong PDP state.
According to Obi, “the Rivers state Governor, Neysom Wike, should be the last to face this type of harassment given his popularity with his people which is as a result of his outstanding performance which earned him Mr. project even from an opposition person.”
Obi however appealed to all reasonable persons within and outside the country who desire the growth and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria to rise up and condemn what is going on in Rivers State.
His words: "Any reasonable person should know that Governor Wike is the last person to be harassed knowing what he has put in just in four years in the delivery of democracy dividends.”
The vice presidential candidate also described as curious the fact that all the six states that INEC declared inconclusive are where PDP was cruising to victory before it was halted.
He said that the ruling party has become so shameless in its desperation as it has become brazen in perpetuating its rigging agenda.

Obi further appealed to the global democracies to show more than passing interests in what is going on in Nigeria particularly Rivers State as such untoward behaviour has far reaching consequences in the entire democratic process in the continent and the world.

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