Prince Dayo Adeyeye, PDP’s national publicity secretary, on Sunday, November 6 signed a statement calling for swift action on the part of the Presidency against those involved and to suspend the transport minister Chibuike Amaechi who was reportedly mentioned in connection with the fake result printing ring.
“The recent arrest of Mr. Atonyesia D. Peterside, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the discovery of his printing press where result sheets and other electoral materials were being printed is evidence of our assertions that the APC has deployed resources to subvert the democratic process and democracy in Nigeria.
“During questioning, Mr. Peterside is recorded as saying that he was detailed to print the electoral materials by Hon. Emmanuel Chinda, former Commissioner for Agriculture during the tenure of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi – who now serves as Minister of Transport in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This discovery shows the desperation within the ranks of the APC and the extents to which the party is willing to go to subvert the will of the Nigerian people. It also proves our assertions that the APC rigged the recent election in Edo State and is planning to rig the elections in Ondo and Rivers States.
“The current situation is a complete reversal of the electoral gains achieved by the previous administration of PDP and a return to the dark days of yore.