APC cannot win any election in Rivers State - Governor Wike

According to the press statement released by Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media,
Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the All
Progressives Congress, APC, is not in a position to win any
election in the state, adding that  the Minister of Transportation,
Rotimi Amaechi is merely sponsoring violence to remain relevant
Governor Wike informed that  with the proofs of corruption
against Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation resorted
to blackmailing the leadership of the All Progressives Congress
that he would reveal to the public how much he invested in the
party’s campaign if he was not confirmed as a minister.
This is even as the Senate Caucus  of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, led by Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio
insisted that  the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, must release the collated results of the March 19, 2016
rerun elections.
Speaking during a solidarity visit by the PDP Senate Caucus,
Governor Wike said the Minister of Transportation lost his local
government area and Federal Constituency, hence his desperation
to influence the release of the results.
He said: "Any person who loves Mr President won't be causing
unnecessary crisis for him. We have problem in the North East,
problem in the South-East, so there is no need for another problem
in the South-South .
"It is good that the elections were held so that Nigerians will know
the truth about the polity. If elections are held 20 times, PDP will
The governor decried the role played by soldiers during the rerun
elections. He said the military  were directly involved in the
elections at polling units and at the collation centres in direct
violation of the Electoral Act.
He regretted the killing of the corps member, Samuel Okonta
during the rerun elections, but stressed that investigation into
the type of bullet that  killed him  must be made public. He
confirmed  that  the state government  will immortalise the late
corps member.
Earlier, Senate Minority Leader and Leader of Senate PDP
Caucus, Senator Godswill Akpabio said that the victory recorded
by the PDP in Rivers State is: "A clear case of justice being done
by God".
While describing Rivers State as peaceful , Senator Godswill
Akpabio regretted the sponsored propaganda by the opposition to
destroy  the image of the state. He said that there is no other
political party in the state outside the PDP.
He called for tolerance in the political space to allow for the
sustenance of the state's multiparty democracy.
Highpoint of the visit was the donation of N1million by the Senate
to the family of Late Samuel  Okonta through Governor Wike.
Senator Godswill Akpabio prayed that Okonta's death would be
the last during elections. He also commiserated with the
government and people of the state over the death of PDP
members during the rerun elections.

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