Some leaders and members of 85 registered political parties have marched through the streets of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, celebrating the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
<p>They are calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to diligently conclude the official Collation and Declaration of the State Governorship Election results.</p> <p>The leaders and members of the registered political parties operated under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC.</p> <p>They were gathered at the Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt on Wednesday morning where they declared that the Peace Walk was aimed at telling the world that Rivers people irrespective of political affiliations voted overwhelmingly for Governor Wike on March 9, 2019.</p> <p>They also passed a vote of confidence on the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Obo Effanga.</p> <p>Some of their placards read, “Army Stop Disrupting the Collation Process in Rivers State.</p> <p>“Army Please Allow INEC Conclude the Collation Process.</p> <p>“Rivers People Overwhelmingly Voted for Governor Wike on March 9.</p> <p>“We Shall Continue to Defend our Votes.</p> <p>“Obo Effanga is a Professional and We are confident in his capacity to deliver.</p> <p>“Amaechi leave Rivers State Alone.</p> <p>“Federal Might has failed woefully in Rivers State.</p> <p>“Prosecute Major General Jamil Sarhem for attempting to rob Rivers Mandate.</p> <p>“We condemn APC elders for their illegal letter to President Muhammadu Buhari,” among others.</p> <p>They moved their peaceful march to the State Police Command where the leaders of the 85 Political Parties relayed the position of the people.</p> <p>Chairman of IPAC Rivers State, Sir Precious Baridoo, who addressed the crowd, said, “Let the election process continue in Rivers State. We are telling INEC to follow through with the process.</p> <p>“We condemn in totality, the calls by a few persons for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga.</p> <p>“We want him to continue and conclude his job.</p> <p>“INEC process is constitutional and must be allowed to take place. It should be done normally for the peaceful co-existence of Rivers State.”</p> <p><strong>Subscribe to Daily Post. </strong> <strong>Advertise with us.</strong> <strong>Send us enquiries, press releases.</strong></p> <br />