- The PDP has congratulated Rivers governor Nyesome Wike for stopping the APC from taking all available positions in the just concluded Rivers rerun election
- PDP says it also aims to take back the seat won by Senator Magnus Abe of the APC because there were no elections in the area where he was declared winner
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will fight for the senatorial seat won by Senator Magnus Abe of the All Progress Congress (APC) in the rerun elections in Rivers state.
In a statement released on Tuesday, December 13 and signed by its spokesman Prince Dayo Adeyeye, PDP maintained that Abe did not duly win the seat and so the party will head to the election tribunal to contest his victory.
The party stated:
It is important to note once again that the South East Senatorial District Election purportedly won by Senator Magnus Abe still remains a farce and will be contested at the Tribunal.
For the umpteenth time, we re-iterate that there was no election in that Senatorial District, and the Results concocted for Senator Abe was the handiwork of the Army, the Police and the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi working in concert with the INEC.”
The opposition party then congratulated Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike for overcoming all odds to help the party win the seats.
With the Results of the Elections declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after so much intimidation and harassment by the Nigerian security agencies, the Party won two Senate seats, six House of Representatives seats and ten State House of Assembly seats.
We commend the zeal, determination and support of Governor Wike for standing against undemocratic tendencies, and the entire people of Rivers State for rejecting the APC and the Federal might deployed to oppress them. Rivers people have shown that the will of the people cannot be defeated no matter the coercion.
We are particularly proud of all our Candidates in the Elections for remaining united in the face of daunting provocations. We congratulate the winners on their victory and those that were frustrated by INEC for their gallant performances. We were confident that we would have won all the Seats contested but for the schemes of enemies of democracy. The PDP as a law abiding Party will contest all outstanding issues in the Tribunal and the Court. We have extreme regard for the Judiciary and believe that the Court will do justice to all the issues.
Meanwhile, the PDP has listed the names of all those that contributed to what it termed Senator Abe's dubious victory.