The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche
Secondus has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, not to set the country on crisis
because of inconclusive elections.
Secondus stated this, when he led the National Working Committee of PDP to
pay the Rivers State governor a solidarity visit in Government House, Port
Harcourt, last Wednesday.
The PDP boss said, “It has not happened before in the history of our
country.
“Elections from the First Republic to the Second Republic and to the Third
Republic were concluded almost immediately”.
He wondered why elections that have been concluded could not have their
results collated at INEC headquarters in Rivers and Bauchi states.
Secondus urged the INEC boss to move ahead and conclude the elections in
the two states immediately for peace to reign.
“We need peace in our country. We should put these elections behind us.
Those who are aggrieved should go to tribunals and courts.
“You can’t stop elections midway. You can’t stop the process midway. You
must bring it to an end before people could go to court.
“If not, the danger is that, enemies of democracy are ready to truncate
this democracy”, he stated.
He equally called on the security agencies to do the needful to bring this
ugly situation to an end.
The National Secretary of the party, Ibrahim Tsuari, noted that the NWC was
in the state to identify with the governor, and expressed full confidence
that Almighty God would see him through this trial moment.
“We can’t thank you enough because without you in PDP it would have been
different. We are confident that you will be victorious.
“We call on INEC, security agencies and APC government to respect the law
of the land”, he said.
In his response, Governor Nyesom Wike thanked the committee for the visit,
stressing that the visit has given him more life.
Wike said that what happened in Rivers State has exposed the system, adding
that as law a bidding people PDP in the state has continued to follow due
process in the face of provocations.
Wike said: “We are sure that at the end of the day PDP shall get victory.
“It is a victory that has been delayed but can’t be denied”.
Wike revealed that some parties had gone to court to ask that the collation
be stopped but that unfortunately, the court never granted their request.

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