Rivers APC Heads To Tribunal Over Guber Poll

Dakuku-Peterside-All-Progressives-CongressThe All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has said it has finalized plans to challenge the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Nyesom Wike, at the State Election Tribunal.

The chairman of the party, Dr. Davies Ikanya, who stated this in a statement on Friday, insisted that the party’s mandate was stolen by the PDP in active connivance with the Independent National Electoral Commission and the police.

Mr. Wike polled 1, 029, 102 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Dakuku Peterside, who scored 124,896.

Mr. Ikanya assured the people of Rivers State that the mandate which they gave to the party and to its governorship candidate would soon be retrieved for the good of the future of the State.

“This brazen electoral theft by Chief Nyesome Wike and his PDP gangsters cannot be allowed to stand”, he insisted.

“These power-drunk anti-democratic elements, in their desperation for power, were not discreet in their electoral fraud that saw the allocation of a bogus over a million votes to Chief Wike.

“The documents and video tapes so far assembled will surely see many Rivers INEC and PDP chieftains being thrown into jail at the end of the day”.

The APC said it has built a solid case against Mr. Wike and PDP, saying that it is not surprised that the former minister, who cannot win up to 30 per cent of the votes in a free and fair election in Rivers State, is now desperately running from pillar to post in a bid to prevent APC from going to the Tribunal.

It stated, “We wish to appeal to our members and the entire people of Rivers State to remain calm and resolute as the party goes to the Tribunal to retrieve their stolen mandate. Our case is as clear as daylight, as even Prof. Wole Soyinka, Ambassador John Entwistle of the United States of America, the European Union Electoral Observers and other international bodies have since testified that the elections purportedly conducted in Rivers State were a sham”.

The APC said Mr. Wike’s fate had become sealed by the failure to burn the INEC Office in Port Harcourt and with it the evidence of his bare-faced electoral fraud.

“With this development, Chief Wike will now join the league of Sir Celestine Omehia, who spent only four months as Governor of Rivers State before he was sacked by the Supreme Court in 2007”, it said.

“This is a case which we shall pursue to a logical conclusion not only to retrieve our stolen mandate but to ensure that the plot of sharing Rivers State Federal Allocation among the ten main key actors of PDP in the State does not materialise”.


  1. yeye people,APC dey cry like small picking,PDP accepted kano,katsina,bauchi,yobe and co no problem, let Mr tell you APC will lose the tribunal, lose in appeal court too,but if they try anything funny,then we will resist them,and you know what that means, idiots.

  2. domjay you are a big fool,is the election in River state free and fair,my broth Celestine Omehia,will be better then wike mark my world,i had that is very store,now that goodluck is out he will shall us the power that he have idiots,

  3. APC you failed because of the following reasons, salaries of workers have not been paid for 2 months, pentioners have not been paid for 4 months, governor ameachi had issues with some pastors, assembly complex locked,state judiciary closed for 2 years and 1 year respectively, areas of seven months salaries of newly recruited teachers, and the most important one for sponsoring about 50% of funds for APC presidential elections for bringing down President Jonathan, Rivers people decided to pay you back in your own coin.

  4. APC u wil still fail in tribuna why cnt u people acept defeat as Jonathan did , I knw is shame that is disturbing u people , why cnt u people allow Wike to sit on the sit which he has won, Ameachi should go and rest because Wike is the next Governor of rivers state either he likes it or not, up PDP my great party .