The Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party won’t challenge at the Election Tribunal the victory of Nyesom Wike the incumbent in just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
This was made known the National Publicity Secretary of the party, APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja.
While speaking, Issa-Onilu said the party has nothing to do will polls although questionable, since there was no candidate from the party during the elections.
“It is not true that APC felt hurt over PDP’s victory. We don’t have anything to do with the Rivers State election. APC didn’t have candidates in the election and that is why, from the beginning, we didn’t throw ourselves so much into it.
“You knew that the Supreme Court ruled that we were not qualified to contest. So, on that basis, whatever what happened in Rivers, whether at the local government that gave 80,000 votes during the presidential election and suddenly produced 320,000 votes for Wike during governorship election didn’t hurt us in any way.
“If INEC says that was correct, fine; it is up to the parties involved to take action if they find it necessary but for us at APC, we didn’t have the opportunity to contest unfairly in Rivers State,” he said.