Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Nigeria Police of collaborating with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the December 10, 2016, legislative rerun in the state.
Wike accused the state APC of printing fake result sheets and other election materials inside a building located at No. 12, Isiokpo Street, D-Line, Port Harcourt.
Wike told newsmen on Sunday at the Government House in Port Harcourt, that the police had refused to arrest alleged APC members behind the crime.
“Yesterday, we burst the gang that has been printing ballot papers and result sheets for elections that have been suspended. You can see why we are saying that INEC is colluding with APC to rig the election. But INEC has been saying it is because of insecurity.
“These people (APC) are aware of the units where the elections will take place. Meanwhile, INEC has not told us the units where the rerun elections will be conducted. APC had gone ahead to print sensitive materials for senatorial and House of Representatives and House of Assembly.
“INEC has a hidden agenda and that is to rig this election. As for security, take for example, the police. I made sure that the team had a video of the evidence before handing it over to the police. You know that police can kill evidence”, he stated.
The governor, however, said that instead of police charging them to court, “the police are saying that they have an order to release the suspects. We know that the APC will not own up to it (the crime).”