The All Progressives Congress has rejected the Independent National Electoral Commission’s decision to resume collation of results in Rivers and Bauchi states ahead of supplementary elections declared in six states.

The commission had fixed March 23 for supplementary elections after declaring the governorship elections in six states as inconclusive.

The states are Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa and Plateau.

The governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State were suspended due to violence.

However, INEC later said it would allow the collation of results in contentious Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areaof Bauchi State instead of conducting a fresh election.

It also said it would resume collation of results in Rivers State.

But the APC on Sunday said INEC was ignoring the reality on the ground.

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It accused the INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information, Festus Okoye, and the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Obo Effanga, of conniving with the Peoples Democratic Party to skew election results against the APC.


In a statement, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, complained that the electoral process was suspended in Rivers State in fraudulent circumstances.

The APC accused Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and the PDP of lying against the security agencies in order to blackmail the Federal Government.

On Benue State, the APC accused INEC officials of working with the state government officials to manipulate the elections in favour of Governor Samuel Ortom.

The ruling party accused the Kano State Commissioner of Police of aiding the PDP to rig inside Kano city.

The APC rejected INEC’s decision on the governorship election results from Tafawa Balewa LGA in Bauchi State.

On Sokoto State, the APC accused Governor Aminu Tambuwal of using thugs and fake security agents to scare voters in the state.