A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and its candidate in the April 11 governorship election, Dakuku Peterside, are engaging in acts capable of swaying the decision of the Appeal Court in the state governorship election case in their favour.
The federal lawmaker was reacting to the Monday march in Port Harcourt, the Rivers captal tagged “Rivers Black Day’, organized by Mr. Peterside and his supporters in the APC in remembrance of all those they alleged lost their lives as a result of electoral violence in the state.
Governor of Rivers, Chief Nyesom Wike, who contested and won election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is currently challenging the governorship election petition tribunal’s ruling delivered by Justice Suleiman Ambursa last month, nullifying his election.
The petition was filed by the APC’s candidate.
Earlier, we reported here that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday, reserved judgment in the appeal filed by Mr. Wike challenging the nullification of his election by the tribunal.
Speaking in condemnation of the march, which witnessed a large turnout, Rep Chinda said the ‘Rivers Black Day’ was a propaganda tool by the opposition in the state to hoodwink Nigerians.
He added that, “it shows their lack of respect for humanity and human life that they will plan a rally to remember those who in their imagination and lies were killed in the violence that engulfed Rivers State before and during the governorship election in which the people rejected them and their lies”.
Rather than embarking on such propaganda, Chinda advised the APC candidate and his supporters to focus their energy proving to the appellate court that the April 11 poll in the state was marred by widespread violence.
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