All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of engaging in brazen lies by alleging interference by the security agencies with cases before election petition tribunals.
The party described the allegation as a futile attempt by the opposition party to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians.
In a statement issued on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC said PDP lied in making the allegation and also tried to muddle the waters on the true situation concerning the case before the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal, which precipitated PDP’s frivolous accusation in the first instance.
Mohammed said that in truth, the invitation of some officials from the Rivers State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was prompted by a petition to the Inspector-General of Police and the DG, Department of State Services, DSS by the APC that the officials were colluding with the PDP to deny the APC access to key documents used for the last Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
He said contained in the petition was the fact that some directors at the INEC head office in Abuja had been working strenuously to deny the APC access to some documents used for the said elections.
The national publicity secretary said that as a matter of fact, the police boss had directed, upon the receipt of the APC petition, that the matter be investigated and that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC in Rivers State should be invited.
He disclosed that those named in the APC petition to the security agencies include: the Rivers REC, Mrs. Gesila Khan; the Administrative Secretary, Mr. Obijuru C. Royson; Head of Operations Department, Bocco Ekong and Legal Officer, Fumi Nancy Odihir Gaffar who, along with other INEC officials in Rivers, were allegedly colluding with the PDP to frustrate all attempts by the APC to access the vital documents.


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