An ally of the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Andrew Uchendu, is weeping for Nigeria, especially for the massing rigging in Rivers during the general elections.
He expressed shock that candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, who did not allow elections to hold, could in-turn be declared winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), with the backing of the police.
Uchendu, the All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) candidate for Rivers East Senatorial District, who currently represents Emohua/Ikwerre constituency in the House of Representatives, stated these Tuesday in Port Harcourt, in an interactive session with reporters.
Amaechi’s ally said: “During the elections (of April 11), neither my people nor I voted. The situation took place across my Senatorial District and indeed the entire Rivers State.
“Since you did not vote and INEC has released the results of elections that never held, my advice to you (his teeming supporters) is to keep calm and be law abiding, because anything built on a faulty foundation will surely collapse.
“You are not alone in this. Both national and international observers have independently condemned the elections in Rivers State, which according to them, even fell below the guidelines which INEC set for itself.
“As a Rivers man, I wonder how those who fraudulently got themselves into power will claim to represent the people or run any legitimate government. Surely, the Rivers society will outlive this charade.”
Uchendu also lauded Rivers people, especially those of the Rivers east senatorial district, who believed in him and were prepared to vote for him, but were prevented by the PDP’s thugs, INEC officials and policemen.