PDP rejects suspension of Rivers results, tells INEC to release results

The Peoples Democrat­ic Party (PDP) has re­jected the suspension of results of the Governor­ship and state House of As­sembly for River State and urge the Independent National Electoral Commis­sion (INEC) to immediate­ly declare the result of the March 9, 2019 election in the State.

In a statement in Abuja by its National Publicity Secre­tary, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “Our party con­tends that elections have been concluded in Rivers state; results of the Governor­ship and House of Assem­bly polls have been declared at the various polling units, wards and local government collation centers and all re­turning officers and political parties in the ballot conclu­sively have the figures.

“It is therefore directly in­cumbent on INEC to declare the final results instead of de­liberately creating openings for the subversion of the fi­nal process; a development, which exposes the Commis­sion’s complicity with the Bu­hari Presidency and the APC to enmesh the election into unnecessary crisis.

“Our party cautions INEC to note that a lot of innocent Nigerians have already been killed by the APC in its des­peration to forcefully take over Rivers state. The com­mission should therefore save the state from more bloodlet­ting by immediately declar­ing the results.”

PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to re­flect on the bloodlettings that have characterized the elec­tion, which many Nigerians believe, would have been averted if he had signed the Amendment to the Elector­al Act.

They urged Mr. President to immediately call on the se­curity agencies to end their siege on the electoral process and avert further escalation of crisis in the country.

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