The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State says the ‘phantom votes’ that are being announced by Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, do not reflect the position of the Rivers people.
The party Spokesman, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke said in a statement that the Rivers people are tired of being hoodwinked by the Wike administration.
The APC noted that its decision not to participate in the sham elections has been justified by the run of events.
“We were clear from the outset that the Justice Omereji led RSIEC would not be trusted to organize credible elections that are free, fair and just.
“We were compelled at the time to look at the track record of the retired judge. Here is a judge who did everything in the book to deliver phoney decisions against the APC. The position to nominate him to head the State Electoral Commission was a reward for his perversion of the law.
“We are satisfied that in delivering judgement on the impasse within the party, the Supreme Court has demolished those ridiculous decisions that Justice Omereji and others like him shamelessly cooked up.
“Now the people last Saturday rejected the LG elections organised by the retired Judge and supervised by Governor Wike. Across Rivers State, people did not turn out to vote.
“The election was a complete sham and the votes that have been hurriedly assembled in an election that PDP members did not participate do not reflect the position of the Rivers people.”