By Simeon Nwakaudu
Ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections, all the Ethnic Nationalities of Rivers State raised the alarm on credible intelligence gathered on the plot by the Nigerian Army to subvert the will of Rivers people through terror, election materials snatching and manipulation.
It was indeed a good spectacle to watch one Engr. Awara Biokpomabo address a section of the media Monday evening on what he called “State of the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State.
Good afternoon, Gentlemen of the Press.
Let me on behalf of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) welcome you to the Headquarters of the Rivers State Police Command on this auspicious day; to abreast you with the preparations so far made by the Security Agencies in ensuring that the Elections of Saturday will be peaceful, free , fair and devoid of violence.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands, in line with the commitment to a transparent, free and fair election, an immediate halt to the on-going collation of results by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), until data from the smart card reader accreditation at the polling units are made available to all the parties in the election.