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Rivers rerun election: Your plans in Abuja will not work, Wike tells APC

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Monday, said the plans in Abuja by the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), over the coming rerun election in the state will not work.

He boasted that nothing will stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from winning the election.

The rerun election in the state will hold on July 30, 2016 and Wike said that no amount of militarisation of the state will stop the Peoples Democratic Party from winning the poll.

He said this when he spoke with the leadership of the PDP, who paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt, describing the as a traditional PDP state.

“Rivers State is a traditional PDP state. If they like, let them bring the American Marines or the American Navy Seals, the PDP will win in Rivers State.

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“I hear they are all in Abuja. All we want is free and fair elections. We are ready for the elections. They should not do the elections to massage the ego of an individual. You don’t dash mandate. You don’t allocate mandate. The people must be allowed to choose who they will give their mandate,” Wike said.

Wike called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to ensure they are prepared and ready for the election so as to further deepen democracy.

According to him, his government is “willing to support INEC and all security agencies to conduct peaceful elections.” He added that the APC leaders, who claimed that there were no elections, are today asking the tribunals to declare them winners of the elections.

The Governor expresses hope that the crisis rocking the party at the national level, will only help it emerge stronger.

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