The governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Biokpomabo Awara, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be declared winner of the state gubernatorial election.
This, according to him, was to prevent the sitting governor from facing probe on numerous fronts dating back to his days af Minister of Education.
Awara said: “I have the unit by unit results of the March 9, 2019 elections in Rivers State. When they observed that I was leading and they saw the danger coming, they quickly moved on March 10 to save Wike, by suspending the collation of the results, which they resumed on April 1.
As at the time the collation was suspended, I had 281,000 votes, as against Wike’s 79,000 votes. So, they (INEC officials) quickly came to his rescue.
“We (AAC leaders) have written a petition on the electoral fraud in Rivers State to the INEC chairman, stating the actual results but Prof. Yakubu will not take action.
Kocha is not the collation agent of AAC in INEC office, Port Harcourt. Dr. Chuku is the duly-nominated collation agent of AAC but he was prevented by security personnel at the gate of INEC’s office in Port Harcourt from moving to the collation centre.”
Awara, who also pointed fingers at INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo states, May Agbamuche-Mbu; Rivers REC Obo Effanga and Administrative Secretary in the state, Elder Etim Umoh, urged his supporters not to be troubled and never resort to violence as efforts are on to reclaim his stolen mandate.
“I want Rivers people to be calm. We are going to reclaim the stolen mandate. We should not be troubled and we should never opt for violence.
I want Rivers people, especially my teeming supporters, who are being pained by what they are seeing, to keep hope alive. Victory is certain. We are going to bring back the stolen mandate,” he added.