Former Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, on Friday raised the alarm over alleged plans by the Peoples Democratic Party to scuttle the rerun elections using the courts and judiciary.
According to him, if something urgent was not done by relevant stakeholders, the rerun election may be programmed to fail.
But in his reaction to the allegation, the Rivers State PDP Publicity Secretary, Samuel Nwanosike, said the party went to court because it suspected something.
Abe, candidate for the rerun election in Rivers South-East Senatorial District, under the platform of APC, raised the allegations during a press briefing in Abuja, against the background the recent court verdict secured by PDP to stop the election in Tai Local Government Area.
He said, ?The surprising information that we are getting now is that the PDP is perfecting plans to use the courts and judiciary to scuttle the rerun election in Rivers State. But we know that the judiciary will not be used to stifle democracy. The impunity and audacity of the PDP has no limit.
?Before the last election, we drew the attention of the public on the plan by PDP to cause violence in the Rivers rerun election. But we were not taken serious. This is the first time when a political party will be denying people their legitimate rights. As we speak, all the APC members who won election into Rivers State House of Assembly with their Certificates of Return have not been sworn in while PDP legislators have been inaugurated. To say that the Independent National Electoral Commission favoured APC is the height of mischief.?