WE'VE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE TO NAIL RIVERS PDP -ACN
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Rivers State says it has enough evidence the National Assembly elections in the state was rigged in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates.
The party also said the PDP alert that ACN had procured soldiers and police teams to foment trouble on the gubernatorial election day was false.
Chairman of the Dr Abiye Sekibo Vanguard (ASV), Innocent Okocha, said it was rather the PDP that had such capacity.
Okocha told Daily Sun that his team captured 'deadly' evidence in many local council areas with special cameras. 'We used caps, pens, wrist watches, and other modern devices to record what went on; uniformed men doing things, massive thump-printing, a woman in action and others.'
Okocha, one time strong activist in the PDP fold in Obio/Akpor Local Council Area, who now in ACN said; 'The court needs hard evidence and we have them.' We have visual records of huge and careless rigging of elections in Ogoni, Etche, Ahoada, Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor. We know that about 15 buses were hired to move hired voters on every election day to convey non-Andoni voters to go and vote, all at huge payments. This is undemocratic.'
Reacting to the raging accusation by the chairman of the Amaechi Campaign Organisation, Nyesom Wike, that the opposition met, procured fake soldiers to kill some PDP stalwarts and lay siege to the state on election day, Okocha said the party did not have the capacity to approach the Army or Police Command in the state.
He said such capacity belongs to the ruling party and that they had used it effectively. He said mudslinging will not stop the candidate of the party, Abiye Sekibo, former transport minister, from taking the guber fight to the PDP at the polls next Tuesday.
On who has antecedents for violence, Okocha said, 'Let Rivers people check local council areas where community violence raged in the past and check out the leaders involved, including Ikwerre Local Council Area. We do not want to name names. We also expect others to avoid mudslinging.'
He insisted that the PDP was laying a foundation for another mayhem and massive rigging with intimidation, by the accusation of violence on others.