In response to allegations that it is conspiring with INEC to rig Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has issued a statement.
Ogbonna Nwuke, the director of publicity and communications for the Rivers PDP, referred to the accusation as unfounded in a statement on Thursday.
He said, “The banter of half-wits who are busy quarrelling with even the air they breathe while they quarrel with their tools.”
He also alleged that some parties planned to bomb INEC offices in the State ahead of the elections.
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“We have heard about the plot of some political parties, including the APC, Labour and the SDP, to bomb INEC offices at the grassroots.
“These political parties accusing INEC and everybody, including security officials involved in the electoral process of conspiring with the PDP to rig Saturday’s elections in the State are like farmers who failed to take advantage of the early rains to plant their crops.
“We urge Rivers people to ignore them. We also urge Rivers people to vote massively for Siminalayi Fubara and all the candidates of the PDP.
“We have a track record in good governance that cannot be ignored. Governor Nyesom Wike has fulfilled the social contract entered into with the people,” he said.