Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has warned that his All Progressives Congress (APC)will not vote and allow voting to take place in tomorrow’s election if they do not see result sheets at polling centres.
He spoke at a stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
His words: “We will not vote if we don’t see result sheets. Ask the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials for the result sheets. If they fail to produce them, then form a human ring around the INEC officials and together with the security men escort the ad-hoc staff to the local government headquarters and lodge your complaints. But make sure nobody votes in any unit where the original result sheets are not produced. We will not accept photocopies.
“We will do what we did in our village; we call it the Obima formula. Our youths usually lock down the village. No one comes in and no one goes out. I am pleading that INEC should not endanger the lives of its staff by holding on to the original result sheets.
“Don’t allow any INEC official to leave your unit or your village if he or she fails to do the right thing. This time nobody will write fake results and go scot free. Don’t allow voting to commence until you see the result sheets. And also ensure that the results of your units are announced and pasted by the INEC officials before they leave.
He also said that an alleged renewed upsurge in militancy in parts of the state ahead of tomorrow’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections was as a result of the alleged quest by Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the First Lady, to control the affairs of the state and further mastermind the rigging of the elections in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.