Nigeria’s main opposition All Progressives Congress called for elections in the southern oil-producing Rivers state to be annulled and re-run, alleging that Saturday’s ballot had been rigged.
Electoral officials failed to release the election results, and collaborated and colluded with the ruling People’s Democratic Party to distort the outcome, Ibim Semenitari, a spokeswoman for Rivers state Governor Rotimi Amaechi, said in an e-mailed statement on Sunday. Violence was also used to deter people from voting and APC supporters and officials had been arrested, she said.
“In substance, there was no election in Rivers state,” she said. The APC calls for the “outright cancellation and rescheduling” of the vote.