Rivers re-run: PDP alleges plan by APC to arrest its leaders, rig elections

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The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that there is a grand plan by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the July 30th re-run election.

The party at a media briefing in Port Harcourt also said it had uncovered an alleged plot to arrest some of its leaders in the state ahead of the July 30
rescheduled re-run elections.

Spokesman of the PDP in the state, Samuel Wonosike said the move was part of an alleged game plan to rig the elections, warning that his party will resist any move that will run contrary
to the Electoral Act and the constitution during the polls.

Wonosike said that the PDP was not afraid of going into the elections, adding that “the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, should ensure a level playing field for all participating political parties.”

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the leaders of the APC in Rivers state to order, saying that they should be cautioned against electoral violence.

He made reference to a Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt order in suit number
PHC/845/2016 restraining the police and others from arresting or harassing him.

Wonosike said he had “to approach the court sometime ago when I got wind of alleged plot to arrest me on trumped up charges,” adding that until the
judgement delivered on May 25, 2016 was vacated, any attempt to arrest him will be a violation of the subsisting court order.

He alleged that false allegations had been allegedly levelled against him with intentions to arrest him before the July 30 rerun elections.

DAILY POST


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