The leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Prince I. K. Goddy Worlu says his party would challenge the outcome of the Governorship and State Assembly elections which produced Sir Siminialayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner.
Briefing journalists at the party secretariat in Eliozu, Obio Akpor LGA on Monday, Prince Worlu said the SDP would certainly challenge the results in the court, adding that what was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was not a reflection of the actual voting.
Describing the process as a sham, Worlu alleged that INEC and security agencies turned a blind eye while ballot boxes were snatched by thugs.
He said his party is in poccesion of the original results, claiming that the fugures announced by INEC was, in his words, concocted.
“Results were not uploaded from the polling units as promised by INEC and the conspiracy between INEC and security agencies were glaring.
“In Obio Akpor Ward 1, 39 units were invaded with our supporters beaten because they insisted on voting for SDP. Over one thousand BVAS machines were missing.
Our Women Leader of Ward One, Oroigwe was molested, arrested and taken away to unknown destination”, he said,
“If this elections were conducted in free and fair manner, I can tell you that SDP won over 60 percent of the votes cast.
Prince Worlu said that ss law abiding citizens, his party would not take the laws into their hands by embarking on violent protest but would rather seek redress in the court.
Also speaking, an SDP chieftain, Kingsley Akumefule urged INEC to maintain it’s unbiased role as the electoral umpire and do the needful and reverse the results.
“Rivers people voted massively for Senator Magnus Abe as their governor. And that’s why we’ll challenge this result in court”, he fumed.