A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chukwuemeka Eze has blasted Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike over the lately concluded native authorities council election held throughout the State.
In a launch made out there to DAILY POST on Tuesday, Eze, an erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Occasion (nPDP), described the train as a sham and of no significance in deepening democracy within the state.
Eze lamented that the elections marred by novel voter apathy has been extensively attributed to the boycott of the predetermined course of by the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
The Occasion Chieftain hailed the individuals of Rivers for his or her daring resolve to boycott the simply concluded native authorities elections purportedly carried out by the Rivers State Unbiased Electoral Fee (RSIEC) and superintended over by the Wike-led PDP administration.
Eze posited that the election was a superb proof that Wike and his allies have gotten no relevance within the politics of Rivers State, including that the train will stay vital within the historical past of council elections within the state for its peculiarity in subduing each recognized ingredient that represent the acknowledged customary for an election in a democracy.
Eze slammed the State authorities for limiting human and vehicular actions for a council election which he claimed, the result had already been schemed, describing it as pure financial waste.
He famous that the billions of naira that had been misplaced to the stoppage of companies would have made vital impacts on the economies of households and the state basically particularly, given the tough realities that stares the world within the face.
“Once more, the assertion credited to the chosen Chairman of Port Harcourt Metropolis Council, Mr. Alwell Ihunda, was a show of cowardice and clear affirmation that the chosen council chairmen have a single mandate in widespread; to serve Governor Wike, and nothing extra, I aver that what occurred in Rivers State on Saturday was a gross antithesis of a consultant democracy.
“True democracy and electoral course of are judged by the variety of voters that seems for an election however the place in a State that prides itself of churning out two million votes in previous elections and solely lower than 100,000 got here out to vote, it merely demonstrates that 90% of voters refused to take part within the train. The combination outcomes of such an election which represents lower than 10% can’t be stated to be a real reflection of the need of the individuals”.
Eze, nonetheless, urged the individuals of Rivers State to queue behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) in an effort to collectively rescue the State from its current unhappy scenario.
DAILY POST recall that the Rivers State Unbiased Electoral Fee RSIEC had carried out election within the 23 native authorities areas of the state throughout the weekend.