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JUST IN! APC reacts to violence in Rivers state, read their recent allegations and demand

– APC chairman says election was a sham

– Calls for cancellation of results in all 23 local government areas

– Confirms initial allegations against Wike chief of staff

Reports say the All Progressives Congress (APC) has categorically called for the cancellation of Saturday’s legislative election rerun in the 23 local government areas of Rivers state.

According to Vanguard, this call was made by the party’s chairman in the state, Davies Ikanya, who noted that the election must be canceled because of the violence involved in the process.

Speaking at the secretariat of the party in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Monday, March 21, Ikanya alleged that the police worked in conjunction with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to manipulate the exercise, adding that the election was a sham.

READ ALSO: Rivers: Okupe wants Wike, Amaechi, their aides in custody

The APC strongman also denied allegations by Governor Nyesom Wike that notable members of the APC besieged the Mile 1 police station on Sunday to influence the result at PHALGA, stating instead, that it was the PDP that made efforts to tamper with the result.

While trading words with Wike, the state governor over the incident at UTC junction on Azikiwe road in Port Harcourt, Ikanya said it was clearly an attempt to assassinate the governorship candidate of his party, Dr Dakuku Peterside.

The APC chieftain also stated he was in the vehicle which Wike’s chief of staff, Chief Emeka Woke and his team allegedly opened fire on with the intention of assassinating them.

In a rather characteristic manner, the PDP in the state has accused the opposition of breeding trouble in the state during the election.

The party’s chairman in the state, Felix Obuah has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Magnus Abe and Peterside.

The PDP in Rivers state calls for the arrest of Amaechi and others Obuah also called for the arrest and prosecution of Barry Mpigi, who he claimed hijacked electoral materials in Tai local government area to his home town, Koroma, with the aid of the military, PM News reports.

He also accused Felix Nwaeke, the former commissioner for youth in the state of conniving with an army captain to abscond with all electoral materials for ward 2, Obeakpu, in Oyigbo LGA.

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