The African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State has condemned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decision to restart the process in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the state.
The electoral commission had announced its decision on Friday, after receiving the report of its fact-finding committee set up to probe the violence and other electoral infractions that led to the suspension of the poll on Sunday, March 10.
However, the AAC in a statement on Saturday rejected INEC’s claim “that governorship and state assembly elections results were available for seventeen (17) LGAs”.
AAC has alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike is the preferred candidate of INEC. The party also expressed its disappointment over the inability of INEC to announce the names of the 17 local governments which the commission declared to have its results.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers commanded Nigerian Army authorities for setting up a committee to investigate the alleged involvement of soldiers in the process that led to the suspension of the elections in Rivers State, as well as the alleged assassination attempt on Governor Wike by soldiers.