The emergence of Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner of the just concluded governorship election in Rivers State will not be contested, so says the All Progressive Congress APC.
That much information was made known by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC’s National Publicity Secretary while he was answering questions fielded by newsmen in Abuja.
According to Issa-Onilu, the APC will not contest the outcome of the polls because the party did not field a candidate in the first instance.
Issa-Onilu said: “It is not true that APC felt hurt over PDP’s victory. We don’t have anything to do with the Rivers State election. APC didn’t have candidates in the election and that is why, from the beginning, we didn’t throw ourselves so much into it.
“You knew that the Supreme Court ruled that we were not qualified to contest.
So, on that basis, whatever what happened in Rivers, whether at the local government that gave 80,000 votes during the presidential election and suddenly produced 320,000 votes for Wike during governorship election didn’t hurt us in any way.”
“If INEC says that was correct, fine; it is up to the parties involved to take action if they find it necessary but for us at APC, we didn’t have the opportunity to contest unfairly in Rivers State,” he added.