The Rivers State All Progressives Congress(APC) led by Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree has condemned the disruption of Portharcourt Constituency 3 bye-election conducted in Portharcourt Local Government by Government House police.
In a press statement dated 18-8-2018 signed by Rivers State APC publicity Secretary, Hon. Chris Finebone, said APC observed with great disappointment and shock the use of Government House Port Harcourt police security to cart away electoral materials, rig and cause general disruption in Saturday PHALGA 3 State Constituency bye-election in Rivers State.
Chris Finebone stated that the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to Gov. Nyesom Wike led heavily armed policemen attached to the Government House and rogues to manhandle APC party agents and supporters, assault Electoral Officers and snatch electoral sensitive materials and generally disrupt the bye-election with a view to rigging the process in favour of the PDP candidate or in some cases prevent lawful voters from exercising their franchise.
Mr Finebone expressed displeasure as APC leaders, members watched the PDP and their officials in Rivers State used police men and armed militants to cause mayhem in some wards during the election process.
He applauded the swift intervention of the security personnel’s which ensured the activities of the PDP during the election did not affect the overall outcome of the bye-election.