Governor Wike has gone ahead of INEC to declare victory for his political party, PDP in two major senatorial districts.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday evening demanded the Independent National Elect0ral Commission release outstanding results in the Rivers West and East senatorial districts, claiming the candidates of his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have won in the two areas, according to Premium Times.
In the third senatorial district, Rivers South East, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Magnus Abe, already clinched victory, leaving the other two open.
But Mr. Wike said the results from the Rivers East and West showed the PDP had won in the two senatorial districts; thus, he asked INEC to announce the remaining results ‘untampered with’ and declare his party’s candidates winners.
For Rivers East, results of six local governments, LGAs, have been collated with PDP winning all, while outcomes of the remaining two LGAs – Ikwerre and Emohua – are being awaited.
But Mr. Wike said he believed there is a plot to inflate results of the two LGAs to overturn his party’s lead.
“The result of Rivers East has been held down by the plots of INEC, the Army and the Police to manipulate the results of Emohua and Ikwerre Local Government Areas for the purpose of concocting the senatorial results in favour of the APC.
“As I speak with you, they are doing everything possible to rewrite the result of Emohua Local Government Area to ensure that the APC wins,” he said.
“Release Rivers East Senatorial District where Senator George Sekibo has won clearly . Release Rivers West Senatorial District where Senator Osinakachukwu Ideozu has won clearly .
"INEC should release Andoni/ Opobo-Nkoro Federal Constituency where Abiante has won and Andoni State Constituency where Ikunyi Ibani has won clearly."