Rivers APC, Tonye Princewill lashes INEC over comment on military


The campaign organisation of the APC Governorship Candidate in Rivers state has lashed out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for trying to rewrite history regarding the last governorship election in the state.

Director of Strategic Communication of the campaign, Prince Tonye Princewill said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja that rather than blame the military for disruption of the exercise in the state, the commission should be aware that without the military, there would have been blood bath in Rivers state.

Princewill said “We’ve seen the statement issued by INEC and I stand by my earlier comment that even if they tried, INEC can’t save Wike. Apart from spelling mistakes, the vague statement reveals a lot of things about an umpire that doesn’t pay attention to finer detail, refuses to take any responsibility for its failures and yet goes on to equate moral equivalence between the Nigerian Army and common thugs.

“That ludicrous position is where they reveal their true colours. The statement could easily have been drafted in collaboration with Rivers state Government House. Let me reiterate again that without the Army, Rivers state would have been a bloodbath.

“Just like with INEC, we too have more to reveal in the days to come. Let’s not say too much. There is an old African proverb that says if the mouth goes to war too early, when the leg arrives, the enemy will grab it.”



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