Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:47

PDP Reacts To INEC Disqualification Of Its Candidate

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The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has faulted the disqualification of its candidate, Tonye Awari Alalibo, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Akuku Toru state constituency 2 elections. State chairman, Felix Obuah, said the announcement of APC candidate, as the winner of the March 19 rerun state legislative polls, was not only illegal and mischievous but also highly vexatious.

Obuah faulted any ground upon which the election petition tribunal, including INEC, had the power to disqualify any party candidate, under the 2012 Electoral Act as amended, and for which the PDP and its candidate are already in court. Obuah described the so-called disqualification, as the handiwork of APC, which he said was doing everything possible to grab power. He also described the result of Opobo/Nkoro state assembly election, which the APC won, as a rape of democracy, adding that the results collated from the polling units in all the wards showed that its candidate, Adonye Diri , was the clear winner.

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