Rivers By-Election: APC Hails Electorate For Defending Votes

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the Rivers State electorate for bravely defending their votes despite the violence and snatching of electoral materials perpetuated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during Saturday’s suspended by-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3 in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

This was contained in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, made available to New Nigerian on Sunday.

“Nigerians will recall how the PDP speaking through its National Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan last Tuesday vowed to deploy all ‘means, schemes, shenanigans in all ramification and magnitude’ to rig all coming election.

“While we condemn the PDP-sponsored violence and failed attempt to rig the by-election, the APC calls on the Rivers State electorate and indeed all Nigerians to continue to stand their ground and resist any attempt to rig elections in this country. Votes must count; the people’s will must prevail in all elections.

“We reiterate that the PDP’s now public rigging plans is a red flag that require urgent attention by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and relevant security agencies,” it concluded.

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