Friday, 28 August 2015

APC Wants To Steal Rivers People's Mandate - PDP

APC Wants Power At All Cost - PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress of attempting to undermine the victory of the party in the recently conducted governorship election in Rivers state.

The PDP made this statement while reacting to a statement by the APC that the ruling party in Rivers state is making attempt to frustrate governorship election tribunal, saying that it is cheap blackmail to cover up it track of using state security agencies to harass electoral officers.

Olisa Metuh, the party national publicity secretary in a press release on Thursday, August 27, said the APC’s statement was aimed at blackmailing judicial and electoral officers in the state as well as to justify the reprehensible use of the security agencies to intimidate and attempt to arm-twist them to do its bidding.

The PDP statement read in part: “The PDP invites Nigerians to continue to note the various antics of the APC in its desperate scheme to corrupt the judicial process and steal the mandate freely given to the PDP by the people of Rivers state, including the use of operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the military to hound and intimidate INEC and judicial officers to get them to do their bidding.

“We are also aware of all the clandestine moves by the APC to capture power in Rivers and other PDP states, including Akwa-Ibom, Delta, Abia and Taraba States by all means, using such ploy.

“Our answer to the APC is that their antics cannot yield any results. These states are core PDP state and no amount of propaganda, blackmail, threats and intimidation can overturn the resounding verdict of the people as expressed in the governorship elections.”

The PDP tasked the security agencies and other stakeholders in the electoral tribunal to remain resolute and should not succumb to the antics of the APC.

Meanwhile, the immediate past governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi had vowed not to appear before the judicial enquiry that was instituted by Governor Nyesom Wike to probe him, saying the panel is a witch-hunting setup.