Rivers State Governor has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC , Police and the All Progressives Congress ( APC) of colluding to rig the forthcoming Rivers rerun election.
The governor stated that in collusion with INEC , the APC Official Printer , Atonyesia Peterside had printed fake result sheets for seven local government areas in Rivers South-East Senatorial District and Etche Local Government Area in Rivers East Senatorial District .
Addressing a World Press Conference at the Government House , Port Harcourt on Sunday , Governor Wike declared that INEC released all the official data of the specific polling units where elections will hold to the APC Official Printer , Atonyesia Peterside for the printing of fake result sheets, ballot papers and other sensitive materials .
The governor told the press conference attended by major Rivers State Stakeholders that despite overwhelming evidence , the police have stated that they are under instructions from Abuja not to prosecute the printer.
He added that the police authorities have further stated that they will not arrest Mr Emmanuel Chinda, Former Agriculture Commissioner and Rivers APC Chieftain, because the party considers it an embarrassment to APC.
According to him, the Police are already working round the clock to destroy the overall evidence of the printing of fake election result sheets and other sensitive materials as well as doctor the confessional statement of the prime suspect, Mr Atonyesia Peterside, who is a cousin of the defeated APC Governorship candidate in Rivers State.
“We made sure that the overwhelming evidence were filmed before they were handed over to the police. We know the system that the police will destroy the evidence. Police instead of concluding the investigation and charge those responsible to court, the police are telling us that are having pressure from above to release the culprits and not to charge them to court
“PDP will resist any attempt by INEC to rig the rerun elections in Rivers State. You go and print fake result sheets and you expect us not to resist it? Let me see the INEC official who will introduce the fake result sheets during the rerun elections. If you rig this election, you rig your life. If you like bring American marines, we will resist them.
Rivers State is not Edo and it is not Ondo. Nobody will impose any representative on us. INEC cannot take us for a ride. We will not allow it . INEC must stop its collusion with APC . Yes, INEC was appointed by the APC , but they were not appointed to rig elections.”
Governor Wike stated that he believes that President Buhari will not support the electoral fraud being perpetrated by the APC, INEC and police as it is unlimited corruption.
It will be recalled that a plot by the agents of the Rivers APC to rig the forthcoming Rivers South-East Senatorial District was uncovered as the Police on Saturday bursted a fake result sheets printing syndicate in Port Harcourt.
The Printing Press, Help-Mate Consult located at 12 Isiokpo Street D-Line Port Harcourt was printing fake result sheets for seven local government areas of the Rivers South-East when the police stormed the facility upon a tip off by a concerned Nigerian.