By Jackson Udeani, Port Harcourt – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has dismissed claims that it is desperately working with the APC-controlled Federal Government to take over the state, maintaining that the federal government has no hand in the legal battle at the Tribunal.
The party insisted there was no election in Rivers State, adding that the exercise that took place was not in accordance with the rules.
It said, in a statement that neither the security agents who witnessed against the exercise nor the judges who ruled against it were APC members and as such could not have been at fault.
“The questions that arise are: Was there any election in Rivers State? If there was, was it conducted according to the rules? The European Community and other International Observers that condemned the conduct of the elections, are they APC members? The security agents that told the Tribunal that the election was a sham, are they APC members? The respected jurists of the Supreme Court who threw away Wike’s infantile application to stop the Governorship Petition Election Tribunal, are they APC members?, it argued.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Federal Government has no hand whatsoever in the cases we are pursuing at the Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Tribunals across the State. It has become necessary for us to clear the air before this wicked lie being spread by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) takes root,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued Sunday in Port Harcourt.