Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Rivers rerun: I’m ready to meet you before any tribunal – Senator Abe dares PDP

The Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe has dared the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State over the party’s threat to challenge his victory at the tribunal.


Senator Abe while reacting to a statement credited to the PDP said there was nothing new about going to the tribunal, stressing that election petition tribunals are part of democratic process in Nigeria.

Abe in a statement signed by his media aide, Parry Benson, expressed confidence that he and his party were set to meet the PDP at the tribunal to defend the mandate given to him by the people of Rivers South East.
“Up till now the PDP is unable to point out electoral irregularities committed by APC in Rivers South East rather they make sweeping statements of how security personnel helped APC to win,” the statement reads.

He advised the PDP and “Gov. Nyesom Wike to look for where to spend Rivers people’s money and not to waste it at the tribunal as the victory of Senator Abe was truly won at the ballot box.”

The PDP had announced that it has headed to the Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Senator Magnus Abe as winner of the just concluded re-run election in the Rivers South East Senatorial District by the Independent National Election Commission, INEC.

The party announced that the declaration of Abe as winner in the December 10, 2016, rerun election was a grave error as available records allegedly showed that the military, SARS personnel, and other security agencies massively rigged the election in the whole of the Rivers South East Senatorial District in favour of Abe.

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