In respect to the political unrest in Rivers State, some leaders and members of 85 political parties in the state have taken to the streets of Port Harcourt to celebrate the re-election of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
They called on Independent National Electoral Commission to conclude the collation and declaration of the state Governorship election results.
The leaders and members of the registered political parties operated under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC.
The leaders and their members who gathered at the Isaac Boro Park stated that the aim for their peaceful walk is to tell the world that world that the people of the state irrespective of political affiliations voted overwhelmingly for Governor Wike on March 9, 2019.
They also passed a vote of confidence on the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Obo Effanga.
Some of their placards read, “Army Stop Disrupting the Collation Process in Rivers State.”
“Army Please Allow INEC Conclude the Collation Process.”
“Rivers People Overwhelmingly Voted for Governor Wike on March 9.”
“We Shall Continue to Defend our Votes.”
“Obo Effanga is a Professional and We are confident in his capacity to deliver.”
“Amaechi leave Rivers State Alone.”
“Federal Might has failed woefully in Rivers State.”
“Prosecute Major General Jamil Sarhem for attempting to rob Rivers Mandate.”
“We condemn APC elders for their illegal letter to President Muhammadu Buhari,”.
They also matched to the State Police Command where they relayed the position of the people.
Chairman of IPAC Rivers State, Sir Precious Baridoo, who addressed the crowd, said, “Let the election process continue in Rivers State. We are telling INEC to follow through with the process.”
“We condemn in totality, the calls by a few persons for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga.”
“We want him to continue and conclude his job.”
“INEC process is constitutional and must be allowed to take place. It should be done normally for the peaceful co-existence of Rivers State.”