Rivers rerun poll: PDP raises alarm over Abe’s INEC visits

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt 

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has flayed alleged visits of one of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC)in the rescheduled rerun poll, Senator Magnus Abe to INEC to the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Abe, a former Senator and APC candidate for Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the July 30, rescheduled Legislative elections, allegedly makes incessant visits on the office of the National election umpire. 

But the state chairman of the PDP, Mr. Felix Obuah made the accusation in a statement in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Wednesday. 

Obuah in his statement wrote that the visits are becoming too frequent for comfort and suspicious. 

He said, “It is surprising that Abe can hardly comport himself and allow the electoral officers to do their job expeditiously. If Abe is not accusing the electoral officers of taking sides, he is alleging one fraud or another just to play the spoiler, knowing full well that he cannot win any election in the entire Rivers South East.” 

He said all that matters to the PDP is for the electoral body to do the right thing and ensure a smooth conduct of the re-run elections in which he believes the PDP will emerge victorious as usual.

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