Rivers bye-election: APC hails electorate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Rivers State electorate for “bravely defending their votes despite the violence and snatching of electoral materials perpetuated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)” during the Saturday’s suspended bye-election for Port Harcourt Constituency III in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

  The APC Ag. National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, made the commendation in a statement on Suunday, August 19, 2018.

   He said that Nigerians would recall how the PDP through its National Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, last Tuesday vowed to deploy all ‘means, schemes, shenanigans in all ramification and magnitude’ to rig all coming election.

  According to him, while the APC condemned the PDP-sponsored violence and the failed attempt to rig the bye-election, the ruling party called on the Rivers State electorate and indeed all Nigerians to continue to stand their ground and resist any attempt to rig elections in this country.

  “Votes must count; the people’s will must prevail in all elections.

  “We reiterate that the PDP’s now public rigging plan is a red flag that requires urgent attention by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and relevant security agencies,” he said.

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