Chief Ikanya gave the following specific horrifying examples of
•Hon. Chidiebere Okwuwolu, former Commissioner and currently an
APC leader, was arrested by police and taken to Olu Obasanjo
Police Station in Port Harcourt along with 99 other arrested APC
members scattered in various Police Stations in the State.
•At Ubima, the home town of Governor Chibuike Amaechi, the INEC
results sheets are currently with Chief Nyesome Wike, the guber
candidate of PDP in Rivers State. Governor Amaechi has refused
to embark upon any accreditation because of lack of result
sheets in all the polling units in the State, a situation
contrived by INEC and PDP to make room for PDP to rig the
•At Andoni, the Local Government Area of Rivers State APC
Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, and Chief Uche Secondus, the
National Vice Chairman of PDP and his cousin, Engr Tele Ikuru
(the Deputy Governor of Rivers State who few days defected to
PDP) hell has been let loose; electoral materials have been
hijacked by PDP agents in connivance with the Army that has been
threatening to arrest and kill any APC chieftains in sight.
•The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Andoni Local Government
area, Esuku Esuku, has been ordered out of Ngo, headquarters of
Local Government, by the Joint Task Force (JTF)/army personnel
deployed to Ngo, or be killed.
•At Abonnema, headquarters of Akuku-Toru Local Government,
materials are being distributed from the house of Minister of
Sports, Chief Tammy Danagogo, instead of the INEC office,
without any security personnel. Danagogo has held the policemen
that ought to escort these materials to the polling units
hostage and injuring DPO of Abonnema, Mr. Joseph Kayode for
daring to accompany Hon Isobo Jack the Commissioner for Urban
Development to the Polling Unit, relevant pictures attached.
•PDP thugs hijacked materials and INEC personnel meant for Akuku-Toru
Wards 15, 16 and 17. The hijacked materials and men were taken
to Freetown, a hinterland coastal community. The attack was led
by two youths whose identities are known.
•In Tombia, in same Akuku-Toru Local Government, PDP had by
Friday night filled the community with Ijaw Youth Council (IYC)
bouncers who were attacking APC members and, at the same time,
preventing those returning home to vote from entering the town.
They were doing so in the presence of soldiers who were too few
in number. The Caretaker Committer Chairman and others were
injured on Friday. The over 30 APC members that were to act as
agents were arrested.
•In Buguma, which is the Headquarters of Asari-Toru Local
government, policemen were busy all day arresting APC
•In Gokana Local Government, trained INEC ad-hoc personnel were
replaced with untrained manpower suspected to be PDP members.
This is believed to have been done in connivance with the LGA
Electoral Officer (EO).
•At Opobo/Nkoro, the Local Government Area of Dr. Dakuku Adol
Peterside, the gubernatorial candidate of APC, the house of
Opobo/Nkoro Caretaker Committee Chairman, Loveday Jaja, was
torched after he escaped to avoid being killed by the PDP
hoodlums. Electoral materials meant for the Local Government
Area have been diverted to John Africa/Ada Tom Pepple Compound
area where they are thumb-printing in favour of PDP. One
Barrister J.B Pepple was caught with stained thumbs and he
admitted to thumb-printing. Another person Alafagha Oko-Jaja had
his head broken head and he is seriously bleeding. No one is
sure if he will survive.
The army has been going around the community harassing people
while Chiefs in Kalaibiama are compelling them to vote for
President Goodluck Jonathan of PDP. This is said to be on the
orders of Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Kenneth Minimah,
who is also from the town.
Mr. Harold Peterside a PDP Agent in Unit 006 Ward, Oopbo/Nkoro
was caught with INEC Register and fake Results Sheet at the
•At Oyigbo LGA, 40,000 incident forms were being given out at
6:30 a.m. but they stopped when the APC Agent complained about
it. He was however asked to leave the INEC office at about 11:30
a.m. Already, 120,000 incident forms have been to Port Harcourt
LGA, 80,000 to Obio/Akpor and 50,000 to Ikwerre LGA. The
incident forms are one of the ways PDP plans to use to rig the
elections around the country, especially in the South South and
•In Okrika, there was sudden change and appearance of fresh and
inadequately trained INEC ad-hoc staff who tried to persuade
voters to undergo manual accreditation, claiming that card
readers assigned to Okrika LGA polling booths were not working
(even without trying them). In a few units where APC supporters
insisted on ‘No Card, No Accreditation’, the card readers
mysteriously began to work. But in majority of the places manual
accreditation is being undertaken.
Also in Okrika, there is insufficient delivery of electoral
materials by INEC. Up till now no one, not even party agents,
has seen the original result collation sheets. The INEC
officials claim it is not everything that they must explain.
Meanwhile, INEC delivered incident forms far excess of the
number of registered voters.
Meanwhile, PDP stalwarts are openly parading bundles of PVC
cards in their possession. Rowland Sekibo, accompanied by police
and PDP thugs armed with guns, are going around chasing away APC
members from doing accreditation. They had done so in wards 1,
7, 8, 9 and 2. They tore the tags of our agents, beat them and
chased them away, injuring scores of them.
“We condemn this brazen rape of democracy by PDP in
collaboration with INEC and the security agents. It is
unacceptable as this is not what democracy should be. PDP should
allow Rivers people to vote without guns pointed at their
throats,” Dr. Ikanya said in the statement.
Dr Ikanya passed a vote of no confidence on the State Resident
Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan, declaring that she has
failed woefully as she is bent on carrying out her secret
agreement with PDP to return victory to the party at all cost.
Whatever trash she will announce as the result of today’s
election is not acceptable to us and we ask for her immediate
transfer and a new date be set for a proper election in Rivers
State than the sham and charade that was calculated to rubbish
INEC and democracy.
The pictures of our killed members are attached.
Long Live APC!
Long Live Rivers State!!
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
SSA Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers