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Election in Rivers: Chidi Lloyd Exposes Amaechi, Dakuku - PDP

By Jerry Needam
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The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, Bro Felix Obuah says admission by Chidi Lloyd, Member Representing Emohua in the State House of Assembly that the Assembly Candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, were leading in results declared in the six constituencies where elections were declared inconclusive, has further exposed allegation launched against the elections by Governor Rotimi Amaechi that no elections held in the State, as untrue.

Chidi Lloyd while calling for the boycott of the rescheduled elections in Ahoada East 1, Ahoada East 11, Emohua, Etche 1, Etche 11 and Opobo/Nkoro State constituencies held on Saturday, in a press briefing in Port Harcourt on Friday said "the APC Assembly Candidates were leading in the results of the assembly election in those constituencies, adding that elections held and were credible, free and fair.”

The PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Jerry Needam said the party was not perturbed by the APC's boycott of the rescheduled election in the affected constituencies in the State.

"The PDP and other political parties participated in the rescheduled election. The APC cannot win elections in Rivers State, realizing that they would lose, they have no other option, than to pull out of the election. Therefore, boycotting the rescheduled election, makes no meaning. It did not affect the conduct, outcome and credibility of the results" Bro Felix Obuah declared.

The PDP Chairman commended INEC and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the rescheduled State House of Assembly election.

He also congratulated candidates of the party for winning the election and Rivers people for massively voting for the PDP

Chidi Lloyd's position has indeed vindicated the position of the PDP and Rivers people and also collaborated reports of the local and international observers that elections were held creditably in Rivers State and the PDP won overwhelmingly.

The position of Chidi Lloyd, an APC House of Assembly Candidate, who lost the rescheduled election, that they participated in the election on Saturday April 11, 2015, voted and they were leading in results so far declared, has further exposed Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Dakuku Peterside as liars, when they said no elections held in Rivers State.

Governor Rotimi Amaechi was not a candidate of the election, if Chidi Lloyd an APC candidate who contested the election and lost has attested to the fact that elections were held in Rivers, they participated and voted, and the process was credible, it further shows that Governor Amaechi is a liar, a bad loser and one driven by personal interest.

We hereby enjoin Amaechi to see the interest of Rivers State above his personal interest and ensure that peace reigns in the State.

Jerry Needam
Special Adviser, Media to
State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah
Sunday, April 19, 2015