By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the results of the Saturday’s elections in the state, alleging electoral frauds and manipulation.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mrs Ibim Seminatari, accused the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs Geisila Khan, of bias, calling for the cancellation of the results.
According to the statement, “The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Geisila Khan, has just engineered a rape of democracy in Rivers state. Mrs. Khan who made no pretense as to her bias for the Peoples’ Democratic part today denied the over one million APC voters in Rivers state their voice.
“This is not acceptable to us and we reiterate our call for the cancellation of all elections in Rivers State,” it stated.
Adding that: “Mrs. Khan was kept abreast of all protests of the APC by its state party agent, Barrister Achinike, William – Wobodo, whom her staff unceremoniously sent out of the collation centre on Saturday March 28th, 2015.
“Besides the seven petitions before her, written and signed by Barrister William – Wobodo, Mrs. Khan is aware that a petition from Rivers State is before the Chairman of INEC and he has announced investigations into the Rivers State case,” it added.