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|How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by rilibaba08: 2:38am On Apr 14, 2015|
54 mins ago
•Wike, allies panic over likely cancellation of
poll •APC decries killing of 19 members,
Fresh facts emerged yesterday in Port
Harcourt, the Rivers State capital,on how
President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Dame
Patience, influenced the April 11 governorship
election for the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP)standard bearer, Nyesom Wike.
The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) announced the poll’s
results at about 4am yesterday. Wike polled
1,029,102 to beat the Dr. Dakuku Adol
Peterside of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), who scored 124,896 votes.
A source revealed that Mrs. Jonathan, an
indigene of Okrika, the headquarters of Okrika
Local Government Area of Rivers State, took
undue advantage of her husband’s position to
undermine the electoral process in Rivers
President Jonathan voted in his Otuoke
country home in Bayelsa State without the
First Lady. He arrived at his polling unit where
he voted at the State Assembly election in the
company of his mother, Eunice.
Mrs. Jonathan has relocated to Okrika in the
evening of April 10 to ensure victory for her
political godson and former education
According to the source, President Jonathan
was opposed to proposals to manipulate the
process to pave the way for Wike’s victory, a
position the source alleged, never went well
with the First Lady.
An unconfirmed source said the First Lady
was unhappy that the President conceded
defeat after losing the March 28 election to
Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the APC without
putting up a fight.
It was learnt that the First Lady decided to
sacrifice her vote in Otuoke for the trip to
Okrika to see Wike to victory.
Dame Jonathan allegedly summoned the
leadership of the Rivers State Police obtained
commitment from the police to support her in
the manipulation of the electoral process in
favour of the PDP.
The officers and men of the Command assured
the First Lady of their support, a source
When the Assistant Inspector-General of
Police (AIG), Zone 6, Calabar, Tunde
Ogunsakin, an ex-Rivers Commissioner of
Police, who supervises Rivers, Akwa Ibom,
Cross River and Ebonyi States, arrested a
Divisional Police Officer (DPO) with electoral
materials in Rivers, the First Lady immediately
intervened by calling his husband.
The source disclosed that President Jonathan
quickly got across to the Inspector-General of
Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, and directed him
to order Ogunsakin out of Rivers State. The
AIG returned to his Calabar base at about
5am on April 11.
Efforts to get the First Lady’s reaction proved
abortive as calls made to her Glo line were
unanswered as at press time.
The Rivers PDP governorship candidate and
his allies are also panicking over the likely
cancellation of the polls in the state.
One of Wike’s close associates sent a text
message to a frontline journalist in Port
Harcourt to know if there was a move by the
INEC headquarters in Abuja to cancel the
flawed elections and fix a new date for a
The Rivers Chairman of the APC, Chief Davies
Ibiamu Ikanya, also decried the senseless
killing of 19 members of his party on
Saturday. He pushed the polls cancellation.
Ikanya, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, through
his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media
and Public Affairs, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka
Eze, described the governorship and House of
Assembly elections and the announcement of
fake results as tragedy.
The Rivers APC chairman said: “What took
place was a macabre dance of intimidation
and violence, perpetrated against the peace-
loving APC members, after which results were
written in favour of Chief Nyesom Wike of the
PDP. It is evident that the announcement of
winners for the polls is a travesty of justice
and a rape of democracy.
“We insist that the purported governorship
and House of Assembly elections be cancelled
in their totality and a new date set for proper
polls, as prescribed by law. We hope that INEC
will enforce the rights of Rivers people to free,
fair and credible elections, by heeding the
Ikanya also stated that many eligible voters
were disenfranchised, as all hell was let loose
throughout the state.
He accused the state chapter of the PDP of
mobilising militants, who went on rampage,
shooting, bombing and killing, killing no fewer
than 19 APC members.
He noted that the victims were attempting to
prevent the rigging plot of the PDP, in
conjunction with INEC and some policemen,
led by a deputy commissioner of police.
Ikanya said: “Rivers APC declares
unequivocally that the elections were fraught
with violence, unbridled manipulation and
intimidation, while no voting took place in
most parts of Rivers State.
“At Tai Local Government Area, Lekia Nkirine
was shot dead, while Gbaraka Nna was shot
on the neck. A PDP chieftain in the area,
bought the guns, while another PDP chieftain
fired the shot.
(Nkenya listed the suspected killers.)
“In Buguma, Asari-Toru Local Government
Area, seven APC members were killed, with
three killed and thrown into the rivers and one
beheaded. Two buses and INEC office were
burnt, while the house of the Commissioner for
Women Affairs, Joeba West, was bombed.
These exclude tens of buildings and cars that
“Three persons were killed at Etche Local
Government Area. One was killed in Ikwerre
Local Government Area. Two APC members
were murdered at Egbeda Ward I of Emouha
Local Government Area, while Hon. Chidi
Lloyd, the leader of the Rivers State House of
Assembly, was beaten to a pulp, while
attempting to prevent the rigging of the
elections in his constituency.
“In Obga/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government
Area, there were at least five reported deaths,
namely: Obinna Ndubuoke, Jeophat Kingdom,
Ndidi Ebere, Sydney Wokocha and Hon. Clever
Orukwowu (APC Youth Leader).”
Ikanya stated that among the persons injured
by the blood-thirsty PDP thugs was;
Evangelist Faith, who was beaten to a pulp at
Dere in Andoni Local Government Area, with
her whereabouts remaining unknown and
Alifor Onyeso, who was shot by armed thugs,
led by a lawmaker from Omuma constituency
in the Rivers House of Assembly.
The APC chairman insisted that on April 11, in
most parts of the state, voters were
disenfranchised, intimidated and harassed,
with outright manipulation of the already-
announced results at the various units.
He said: “There was no election in Rivers State
on April 11 and anyone who says otherwise is
an enemy of this state. We had vigorously
campaigned for the redeployment of the
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of
INEC in the state, Mrs. Gesila Khan, because
of her well-known support for the PDP, but
our cries were ignored.
“Now, what we feared has happened – even
worse than we feared. We cannot in all
honesty accept the results announced, either
for the governorship or state’s House of
Ikanya pleaded with INEC Chairman, Prof.
Attahiru Jega, to save Rivers State from doom,
by cancelling the purported elections and
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by drtwist(m): 3:04am On Apr 14, 2015|
Medicine after death, tell that to the tribunal and upturn one million vote weda Duara go contain Buhari .
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by asadike(f): 3:05am On Apr 14, 2015|
Pls leave mama peace out of this. Whether she intervenes or not, amaechi would have still lose d election.
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by Jorussia(m): 3:17am On Apr 14, 2015|
asadike:Then let him lose without manipulation and harassment.The rivers APC have a strong ground for the election to be cancelled by the tribunal.
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by Jorussia(m): 3:22am On Apr 14, 2015|
They should go to the tribunal strictly to call for the cancellation of the election. Jega won't answer them,because he doesn't want to be seen as antiPDP .
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by cy4cent(f): 3:47am On Apr 14, 2015|
this Rivers issue sef!!!!! they should allow Wike be a beg!!!!!
one year into his government when mama piss will be suffocating him, nobody will tell them if their choice of April 11 was good or bad!!!!!!
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by Truckpusher(m): 3:59am On Apr 14, 2015|
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by ROCKJ1(m): 4:05am On Apr 14, 2015|
Rivers is a PDP state.... there is nothing anyone can do about it. They only protected themselves from Amaechi's rigging. Though the blood shed was bad.
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by Nobody: 5:24am On Apr 14, 2015|
That's how you people will suffer for the next 4 years
Tribalism have finnished my SE/SS brothers, after all amechi did for you people you prefer to remain opposition state in this new era
People are embracing better governance and moving forward. my rivers people prefer to remain backward because of tribalism. that amechi supported a northerner to oust their good for nothing brother
anyways whatever rock their boat
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by kosovo(m): 5:50am On Apr 14, 2015|
Hypocrite, so because APC won at the center..All states must be APC.. I wonder how you sleep at night knowing your parent wasted their money educating you. If they had spent same money on a business. It would surely have developed more than your brain.
Enough of this nonsense called o position state. All state have constitutional allocation. GEJ never starved Lagos of their allocation. Any attempt by GMB to ply dirty, would be met resistance.
Go to the US and tell them because Obama is a democrat, all other states must be Democrats and not republican, otherwise the wouldn't see growth. Hypocrite!
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by hedonistic: 5:57am On Apr 14, 2015|
You are very stupid. It's not tribalism when you Yorubas vote for APC in Lagos and other states in the South West. It's not tribalism when your Abokki masters in the North vote for APC as if their lives depend on it. It is only tribalism when the south East and south south vote for the PDP, which they see as the only truly national party. Useless thing.
|Re: How First Lady ‘influenced Rivers Governorship Poll For Wike’ by mumbasa: 9:56am On Apr 14, 2015|
A party will not destabilize elections where they were sure of winning. The cases in rivers state Buguma,Omagwa, Eleme and other places was destroying of electoral materials to destabilize the election which common sense should let know that its APC. Just imagine how stupid you will sound if you say APC disrupts election in Kaduna because they were afraid of loosing. Its the same in Rivers and Akwa ibom. APC knows they exist only as SIGN Boards and flags in these states and they began to cause problems.
Gov Amaechi is a drama king and a town cryer so when he bites the PDP he shouts immediately so when people come in they will think that PDP was biting him . Sometimes he inflicts injuries on himself to convince the public.
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