Rivers Governorship Poll Was A Sham, Mockery Of Democracy – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has described the Rivers State governorship election held on April 11, 2015 as a shame and mockery of democracy.

The electoral umpire made this known to Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja on Friday.

INEC, which oversees governorship and state houses of assembly elections through its Resident Electoral Commissioners in various states, labeled the poll held in Rivers State on April 11 as a “kangaroo” exercise.

It claimed the exercise was marred with shootings and allocation of figures as well as “all kinds of impunity” taking place on the day of the poll.

An INEC staff, Charles Okoye, who heads the Election and Party Monitoring Department of the commission in Rivers State, appeared before the Justice Mohammed Ambrosa-led tribunal on Friday on subpoena, testifying that the election was conducted in an atmosphere of warfare and “militant terrorism.”

The witness, who said he monitored the April 11 election alongside three national commissioners of INEC,‎ with his monitoring teams in 19 out of the 23 local government areas of the state, also told the tribunal that the poll was marred by large scale violence and disruption of polls.

He said, “During the monitoring exercise, what we observed was that the election was a warfare. It was a militant terrorism and also a sham, a kangaro election. It is a mockery of democracy. The election was characterised by large scale violence and disruption of polls.

“There was snatching of election materials, shooting and allocation of figures and all kinds of impunity happened at the election.”

Vanguard reports that Okoye, who was led in evidence by the petitioners’ lawyer, Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), said apart from sending various teams to 19 local government areas of the state, he, along with three national commissioners of the commission, visited eight LGA’s on the day of the election.

‎The report of the monitoring exercise, which Okoye said was co-signed by him and the three other national commissioners, was tendered and admitted by the tribunal as Exhibit A2.

The counsel for the respondents comprising INEC, Wike and PDP, said they would object to the report at the stage of final addresses because it was not front-loaded with the petition.

Okoye debunked allegation by INEC’s lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), during cross-examination that the report of the monitoring exercise was his private document.

“If it is my private document, it will not be certified by INEC. The report was passed to the national headquaters,” Okoye further said.


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hackynoni111 at 09:00 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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hackynoni111 at 09:00 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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wahala dey
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gogoman at 09:52 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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na them sebi nothing dey straight for that side
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morgrawl231 at 10:05 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Na today?Huh?
E don tey mehnnnnn......
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innocentbola at 10:07 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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I think the election has been done and a governor has been chosen, why not move and prevent future election from turning out this way.
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freethinker at 10:10 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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APC AT WORK AGAIN
THEY ARE DOING EVERY THING POSSIBLE TO COMPESATE AMAECHI
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OOSSYY at 10:13 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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SINCE U PUNKS KNOW IT WAS NOT DONE THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO, WHY DECLARING SOMEBODY A WINNER.INEC,U ALL ARE DAMNED CORRUPT MOTHERFU.CKERS AND FATHERFU.CKERS. THIS WAS HOW U PUNKS RIGGED THE ELECTION IN ABIA STATE AND GAVE IT TO ANOTHER CRIMINAL CALLED IKPEAZU
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kelemann at 10:17 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Inec again, this was what they did to ex governor Ngige of anambra when he fell out Obj. All these bcos Apc lost election.
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PoliticxGuru at 10:44 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Dis kind tin can only happen in dat part of d country
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barackderay at 11:06 PM, 11/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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election wahala
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elchymo at 12:20 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Warever mehn
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DJSNIPPER at 01:40 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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The balloon would soon burst. Then all the gullible believers of APC will catch the "wind of change
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uplogsa at 01:52 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Noise makers
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piusemmanuel at 02:46 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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I can smell some thing here, what of Kano and the other states in the north what is it, let me say is not only a shame but a deserter and ethnodemocracy 

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piusemmanuel at 02:51 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: OSSY BABA on 10:13 PM, 11/09/2015
SINCE U PUNKS KNOW IT WAS NOT DONE THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO, WHY DECLARING SOMEBODY A WINNER.INEC,U ALL ARE DAMNED CORRUPT MOTHERFU.CKERS AND FATHERFU.CKERS. THIS WAS HOW U PUNKS RIGGED THE ELECTION IN ABIA STATE AND GAVE IT TO ANOTHER CRIMINAL CALLED IKPEAZU
What of Kano that all the election was just in millions tell them

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hackynoni111 at 06:58 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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dis one na apc at work jare
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hackynoni111 at 06:58 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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na only God go help us for naija sha
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hackynoni111 at 07:05 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: PoliticxGuru on 10:44 PM, 11/09/2015
Dis kind tin can only happen in dat part of d country

it can happen anywhere bro
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hackynoni111 at 07:06 AM, 12/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 09:52 PM, 11/09/2015
na them sebi nothing dey straight for that side

LOL Grin
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