LAGOS: THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers State predicted a loss for the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate in the governorship election, Nyesom Wike, following the controversy that characterised his emergence as a contender.
According to APC, which controls the state, Wike emerged in controversial circumstances as the candidate of the party after 16 other aspirants were physically prevented from attending the primary election to select the party’s governorship candidate.
“Wike would have tried to be man enough and allow the G16 to contest and defeat him flatly instead of allowing himself to be imposed as Rivers PDP governorship candidate through what has been generally accepted to be the most fraudulent and kangaroo governorship congress ever in Nigeria’s history,” Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, spokesperson of the Rivers APC, said.
“This is a man who is perpetually afraid of competition and who never believes in a free and fair election, hence we are not surprised that he brazenly used his stooges and clowns in PDP to frustrate and rig out the 16 better qualified gubernatorial aspirants.” Eze said Wike’s governorship ambition was both “ungodly “and “unholy” while his emergence as PDP’s candidate was “shabby, dubious, shameful and undemocratic.”
“Wike is unlikely to get up to 10 percent of the votes to be cast during the 2015 governorship election in the State not minding the pledges and support by Dame Patience Jonathan, the Nation’s First Lady and others.
“In view of the above irrefutable facts, coupled with the efforts of both Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to eliminate rigging during the 2015 elections, we make bold to predict that Wike and President Jonathan would require a miracle to get up to 10 percent of the votes to be cast during the 2015 governorship polls in Rivers State.” Comment could not be obtained from PDP.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY