The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conclude the collation process for Rivers and the Bauchi States.
The party noted that the losers can approach the Election Tribunal to seek redress.
Speaking during a solidarity visit to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said it is illegal for anyone to stop an election midway.
He said, “I call on the INEC Chairman not to drag the country into crisis because of inconclusive elections. This maneuver is not good for the nation’s democracy.
“He should go ahead and conclude the process of elections in Rivers and the Bauchi States. We should move ahead. Those aggrieved should approach the tribunal.”
The PDP National Chairman said that leadership of the party are with the Rivers State Governor.
“We are here to say that we stand with you. We have prayed with you in private and we are standing with you at this crucial and trying moment. We ask God Almighty to ensure that you cross this red sea”, he said.
National Secretary of the PDP, Ibrahim Tsauri said that the military should concentrate on protecting the nation’s territorial integrity instead of getting involved in election matters.
He said that the negative involvement of the military in the Rivers State Governorship election is a threat to nation’s democracy.
“The military should protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria. They should not be involved in Electoral Matters.
“The involvement of the military in the Governorship election of Rivers State is an attempt to truncate the nation’s democracy “, he said.
He called on INEC, security agencies, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government to work within the law at all times.
The PDP National Secretary said INEC should do what is right regarding the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Rivers State by declaring the results.
He described Governor Wike as a pillar of the party, who worked for the PDP when it mattered most.
“We are here to identify with you. If we talk of PDP, Rivers State is the first to be mentioned and you are the pillar of the party. We are confident that justice will be done. God is with you and the people of Rivers State are with you “, he said.
He noted that the people of Rivers State voted overwhelmingly for Rivers State Governor because of his excellent works.