The leadership of Labour Party (LP) yesterday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the unverified and manipulated results arising from the presidential and National Assembly elections in parts of Rivers State.
The party urged INEC to cancel election results from Obio/Akpor, Khana, Eleme, Obigbo and Rumukoro.
The party said this in a statement by its National Chairman, Julius Abure, in Abuja.
The statement reads: “The leadership of the Labour Party is shocked by the revelations emanating from Rivers state after the presidential and national assembly elections which held on Saturday; where thugs believed to be agents of the state government invaded various polling units and collation centres, took away election materials including the results sheets, manipulated the BVAS machines and uploaded fake results in to the Central portal.”
“We took particular note of incidences in places like Obio/Akpor, Khana, Eleme, Obigbo, Rumukoro and several other areas where Labour Party was clearly leading in virtually all the polling units with very wide margins. Governor Nyesom Wike, faced with stark reality of defeat even in the polling units in his compound in Worji, where LP scored 323 votes against APC and PDP’s 5 and 2 votes respectively, he used the soldiers and police to intimidate, harassed and snatched ballot papers.”