The Rivers State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of producing a fake report on the last general election.
In a statement, the state chairman of the party, Mr. Felix Obuah, alleged that the production of a fake report was carried out by a syndicate of corrupt personnel in the election monitoring unit of INEC in the state.
The statement read, “Some INEC staff working in concert with the state APC have originated a fake election report covering the local government areas in Rivers State to the effect that there was no election in the state during 2015 elections.
“The fake report is coming almost five months after the election and backdated with the plan of getting a certified true copy of same to be used at the Election Petition Tribunals, with the sole aim of nullifying the 2015 elections in Rivers State.”
The statement disclosed that the plan of the APC “is to apply for a supeona to be issued on the said corrupt officers who will appear at the Tribunal to tender the fake reports and give evidence as facts coming from INEC.
“This report made five months after the election is in clear contradiction with the report of a three man INEC monitoring team set up by Professor Attahiru Jega, then INEC Chairman to supervise the governorship election in the state, based on the petition of APC.
“The report is also contrary to the INEC reports released immediately after the elections from various local governments and the report of other election monitors as well as the life broadcast of several television stations which clearly showed Rivers people voting at the elections including the APC governorship candidate, Hon. Dakuku Peterside and his wife and the former Governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi and his wife.
“We wish to draw the attention of these very dubious public officers of the criminal consequences of their act to whom criminal charges will be pressed against at the appropriate time. We use this medium to once more draw the attention of the public to this unscionable and criminal act of the APC in Rivers State as we call for immediate arrest of the named persons and investigation of the matter,” the statement said.