On Sunday, Stanbic IBTC founder Atedo Peterside criticized former transport minister Rotimi Amaechi for blowing out the governorship and state assembly elections.
one day ago, the rain Said his party’s candidate in the Rivers state was not competing with the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police.
He believes that the relationship between Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and INEC President Mahmood Yakubu did not radiate hope in the election process.
Amaechi said Yakubu was executive secretary of the Higher Education Trust Fund (TETFund) under Wike before the governor nominated him for the post of INEC chairman.
“Those of us who are against the reappointment of Mahmoud, the people who nominated him for appointment are members of the Tinub camp. So what do you expect, success?
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“In Rivers State, Mahmood was the executive secretary of TETfund under Wike, so what you see in Rivers State is that the APC and others are running for elections, not against the PDP, against INEC, against the police,” Amaechi said.
In response to the video of Amaechi complaining about the Rivers state election, Peterside wondered why Amaechi waited until the governor and state assembly elections to object to INEC’s handling of the election, given that something similar happened during the February 25 presidential election.
“But why did @ChibuikeAmaechi only complain on March 18? Why didn’t he complain on Saturday, February 25, 2023 that the same ‘force’ was being used to massively alter the @inecnigeria results table to shift @PeterObi’s vote to another Candidate? Is it ok to rob Peter and pay Paul?” Peterside tweeted.
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