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Rivers rerun: PDP to contest South-East Senatorial District result




The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday said it would be contesting the result of Rivers South-East Senatorial District rerun election at the tribunal.

Recall that Magus Abe of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had emerged winner of the rerun election in the Rivers South East poll after polling 125, 938 votes, ahead of kingsley Onyekwere Okechukwu of Labour Party, LP, who scored 549 votes, Comerade Oke Ude of NNPP scored 96 votes, Senator Olaka Nwogu of PDP scored 25394, while Efrida of UDP scored 99 votes.

But in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the Makarfi-led PDP faction said it would contest some other outstanding issues in the Saturday’s re-run elections.

According to Adeyeye, the PDP is a law-abiding party and would contest all issues legally.

The statement reads partly, “We believe that the court will do justice to all the issues.

“It is important to note, once again, that the Rivers South-East Senatorial District election purportedly won by Sen. Magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 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.’’

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The statement quoted Adeyeye as saying the declared result was “influenced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies.’’