The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter, has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for stating that electoral processes were disrupted by thugs and the Military, during the March 9, Governorship and State Assembly elections, in Rivers State.
Recall, that INEC had in a statement on Saturday, expressed displeasure with the roles allegedly played by some Soldiers and armed gangs, in Rivers State, during the election collation process, which it described as an attempt to subvert the will of the people.
However, in its reaction to the INEC statement, an APC stalwart in Rivers State and Director, Strategic Communications of the Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation, Prince Tonye Princewill, faulted INEC, for pointing accusing fingers at the Military, saying that, without their intervention, election could not have held in the oil-rich Rivers State.
“We have seen the statement issued by INEC, and I stand by my earlier comment, that even if they tried, INEC cannot save Wike. Apart from spelling mistakes, the vague statement reveals a lot of things about an umpire that does not pay attention to finer details, refuses to take any responsibility for its failures, and yet goes on to equate moral equivalence between the Nigerian Army and common thugs”, Princewill said.
He said: “That ludicrous position is where they reveal their true colours. The statement could easily have been drafted in collaboration with Rivers State Government House. Let me reiterate again that without the Army, Rivers State would have been a bloodbath. Just like with INEC, we too have more to reveal in the days to come.
“Let us not say too much. There is an old African proverb that says, if the mouth goes to war too early, when the leg arrives, the enemy will grab it.”