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INEC working for PDP, Wike in Rivers, Amaechi claims

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The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is working in the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the governor of the state, Nyesome Wike.

Amaechi was reacting to earlier claims by Wike that he (Amaechi) was planning to disrupt the election in the state having realised that a court ruling had restricted the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in the state.

Amaechi who spoke to journalists in his country home in Port Harcourt on Thursday said INEC did not obey the stay of execution order by the court of Appeal which only indicated that the electoral umpire had interest in the victory of thr PDP.

Amaechi, a former governor of the state recalled a comment by the National chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole also alleging the commission of working for the ruling party in the state.

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He said, “An example that INEC is working for the PDP is a fact that there is a stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal.

“Just because the INEC Chairman was Director of TETFUND under Wike as Minister of State for Education, he now chooses the court order to implement and the one not to implement.”

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