By Kalada Jumbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of hatching a plot “to cause confusion in Rivers state and scuttle the scheduled collation of the remaining results of the March 9 governorship election in the state, which was won by the PDP and its candidate, Governor Nyesom Wike.”
The PDP made allegation in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan and circulated to journalists on Saturday, March 29, in Abuja.
According to the statement: “The party alerts that the APC plans to orchestrate violent disagreements and crisis at the stakeholders meeting scheduled by INEC ahead of the collation billed for April 2-5, 2019, so as to scuttle the exercise and stall the announcement of Governor Wike, who is the rightful winner of the election.
“In order to achieve this ignoble plot, the APC has conspired with certain compromised security agents to be bandying phantom security report in Rivers state, as a decoy for the execution of their ugly plan.
“The PDP is not unaware of pressure being put on certain security heads particularly, the Directorate of State Services (DSS), by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, asking that collation of results be stopped.
“The APC should note that their plot has been exposed and that Rivers people will never allow them to have their way. Any person pushing such heinous machination in Rivers state will have him or herself to blame.
“The PDP therefore cautions the APC and their co-travellers to desist from any act aimed at scuttling the scheduled collation of results, which figures, confirming Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory, are known to all.”