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PDP’s Defence At Rivers Governorship Election Petition Tribunal

Posted: Oct 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (3)


Simeon Nwakaudu

The tendering of the accreditation incident forms used for the Rivers State Governorship Election by the PDP at the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has further proved that the election was peaceful, credible and Governor Wike validly elected.

The valid election of Governor Wike was further proved by the the tendering of the comprehensive voters registers used for the governorship election and oath of neutrality and affirmation forms by the PDP at the tribunal.

The PDP by its strategic defence of Governor Wike’s election has brought to the fore all due processes followed during the poll by tendering certified true copies of the critical documents used for the governorship election.

The accreditation incident forms used for the governorship election specifically proved that both manual accreditation and card reader accreditation were used for the election.

PDP has consolidated the defence started by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) and Governor Wike. The two respondents earlier called key witnesses such as electoral officers, presiding officers, a former National Commissioner of INEC, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, a Divisional Police Officer and a former Rivers State DSS Commander for the governorship election. The two respondents also called voters from 15 local government areas as witnesses.

The critical certified true copies of election materials tendered by the PDP have put paid to the false propaganda that the Rivers State Governorship Election was marred by irregularities.

PDP has taken time to tender these documents, so as to inform the tribunal in details that the Rivers State APC lied in all the allegations contained in their petition.

The different election materials are being tendered by the PDP to discredit false allegations contained in the Rivers State APC petition, which the petitioner failed to support with credible evidence.

The quantum of documentary evidence being laid before the tribunal proves that the election was peacefully conducted with the necessary accreditation process duly observed in line with INEC guidelines.

The public should continue to disregard the falsehood being sponsored by the Rivers State APC on the credible governorship election.

What the PDP has done is to show that there is a limit to which falsehood can travel. The Rivers State APC failed to tendered these documents even though they were released to them upon application to INEC.

As a political party that functioned on propaganda and diversion of state resources, there was no way that the Rivers State APC would have scored more votes than they did on April 11.


. Nwakaudu is the

Special Assistant ( Media ) to the Rivers State Governor.

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  • Oct 11, 2015 at 3:52 am Paul Graham

    Your presentation is self serving. The Tribunal will decide. Maybe all the I people that died before and after the election committed suicide!

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