The member representing Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has alleged that the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) was engaging in acts capable of influencing the decision of the Appeal Court in the state governorship election case.
The state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, is currently appealing the decision of the governorship election tribunal, which last month nullified his election and ordered a re-run in some local government areas of the state, following a petition by the APC candidate, Dakuku Peterside.
It would be recalled that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Dongban Memsem on Thursday, reserved judgment in an appeal filed by Governor Wike challenging the nullification of his election.
Reacting to the ‘Rivers Black Day’ organized by the APC, its governorship candidate and supporters of the party on Monday in Port Harcourt, in remembrance of the victims of election violence in the state, Rep Chinda said the march was a propaganda to hoodwink Nigerians.
The lawmaker added that, “it shows their lack of respect for humanity and human life that they will plan a rally to remember those who in their imagination and lies were killed in the violence that engulfed Rivers State before and during the governorship election in which the people rejected them and their lies”.
He said instead of embarking on such propaganda, Peterside and his supporters as well as Rivers APC should channel their resources on how to prove their case of widespread violence before and during the April 11 governorship poll at the appellate court.