Rivers: PDP, APC clash over distribution of fake military uniforms

By The Citizen
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The two leading political Parties in Rivers State have continued to accuse each other of distributing fake military uniforms to different parts of the State in order to rig the rerun elections on Saturday.

The Rivers State Government Friday urged security agencies operating in the state to urgently address disturbing news that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sent out hundreds of its thugs in fake military uniforms to different parts of the State.

It was alleged that APC thugs have been sighted in Novotel hotel, which is used by the party as its command and control center for the Saturday elections.

The PDP government also accused Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister for Transportation of directly responsible for the distribution of N50, 000 and uniforms to each of the thugs.

But  APC Chieftain  in Ikwerre Local government Area, Hon. Azubiuke Wanjoku, a strong supporter of Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, the Hon. Minister for Transport said the  allegation of the PDP led government in the state is a mere defense of what Wike and his PDP are doing.

He said as long as the re-run election is concern in the state the people of the state would not listen to Wike and his PDP adding that killing of APC supporters in the state will not deterred the people of the state not to vote for APC candidates.

Wanjoku who is an APC candidate for State House of Assembly, Ikwerre Constituency alleged that PDP in the state are recruiting jobless youths, giving them N50, 000 each, AK47 and military camouflage to shoot during the re-run election today.

'As I am talking to you now we have uncovered plan by Chieftains of People Democratic Party in the state to recruit jobless youths for tomorrow re-run election. One of the youths who I discouraged not to accept the N50, 000 cash offer told me that their job that day is to shoot and scared voters away.

'We have confidence in INEC and we believe that the new state INEC boss will do the right thing and ensure that what happened in the general election where result sheets were taken, result allocated to political parties and smuggled back to INEC office did not repeat itself again.' The Nation