Wike Accuses INEC Of Releasing Fake Ad Hoc Staff List
Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has accused the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of releasing a list of adhoc staff to conduct the December 10 rerun elections with ward chairmen and secretaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs).
This is as he charged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, to as from Thursday, December 8, 2016, till the conclusion of the rerun elections, resist politically engineered arrests.
Wike, who spoke yesterday while flagging off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Terabor and General Hospital, Bodo, all in Gokana local government area of the state, expressed shock that the electoral umpire could publish a list of adhoc staff with such level of fraud.
The governor presented the alleged fake INEC adhoc list to thousands of PDP supporters in Gokana, noting that the APC ward chairmen, secretaries and members have been duly identified, saying that INEC and her sponsors will be resisted.
He said that it was unfortunate that INEC and security agencies are disregarding the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that they should be impartial and deliver free and fair elections .
Wike noted that majority of the APC ward chairman and secretaries listed as assistant presiding officers, were fraudulently tagged staff of the University of Port Harcourt, even when they are unemployed illiterates .
The governor said, “INEC has released a fake list of adhoc staff for the rerun elections before the conclusion of their mandatory training.
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