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Wike declares 3 days fasting for Rivers re-run election

By News Express on 06/12/2016

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The Rivers Government has declared a three-day fasting to seek God’s intervention for peace and order in the state, ahead of the Dec. 10 rerun elections

Mr Austin Tam-George, the state Commission for Information, stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Port Harcourt.

According to the commissioner, the fasting will span between Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 9.

He said that Gov. Nyesom Wike pleaded with residents and churches in the state to actively participate in the spiritual exercise.

“The fasting will involve churches and residents of the state; the essence is to seek God’s divine intervention in the election.

“We know that when we seek the face of God, He will cause our state to have a peaceful rerun election and no principality or power can stand Him.’’

He enjoined Rivers people to engage in acts capable of promoting peace during the election.

The Independent Electoral Commission fixed Dec. 10 for rerun elections into national and state assembly positions in the state.

Recall that the fixing of the date came after the Senate had threatened to suspend plenary if the elections were not conducted in the State.

The Senate threatened to suspend its plenary if the electoral body failed to meet the deadline, pointing out that the state had remained without representation in the national assembly for a long period.

According to the chamber, the situation is unconstitutional.

The lawmakers took the decision after adopting a motion by the Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekwerenmadu, and co-sponsored by Leader of the Senate, Alhaji Ali Ndume.

Moving the motion earlier, Ekweremadu said that in spite of the resolution of the senate on Sept. 27 urging INEC to conduct the elections, “the commission refused to oblige.

He said, “lNEC has failed, refused and or neglected to conduct re-run elections in Rivers, into the Senate, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly.

“The failure of lNEC to conduct the re-run elections in Rivers within the time-frame ordered by the respective election petition tribunals/courts is in breach of the Electoral Act and Section 76 of the 1999 Constitution, thus endangering the nation’s democracy.

“Non-representation of the entire people of Rivers in the Senate and some constituencies in the House of Representatives and House of Assembly is in breach of Section 14 (2) (c) of the 1999 Constitution, and endangers peace and order in the state.
“Failure of lNEC to conduct election in Rivers has continued to deny the people of the state their constitutionally guaranteed rights to be represented in the legislative houses.

“lNEC had successfully conducted elections in the North-East of Nigeria, especially in the areas around Sambisa Forest in spite of the area having been acknowledged worldwide to be ravaged by terrorist activities.

“Elections were held in Bayelsa in spite of government acknowledged threat of militant activities that necessitated provision of additional security personnel in the state for the elections.”

Ekweremmadu said that INEC had no excuse not to have conducted the elections and urged his colleagues to support the motion.

In his contribution, Ndume said that it was unfair that Rivers had no representation in the Senate.

He said that it was unthinkable that the Senate was about to discuss the Petroleum Industry Bill without a representation from the state.

“If it is our colleagues from Rivers today, it could be you any day.

“You can imagine if because of insurgency elections were not conducted, I will not be here, let alone being the Senate Leader.

“How would it be for my people who are ravaged by insurgency not to have somebody to tell you people or my colleagues what is actually on ground?

“Just imagine the motions we raised that led to the passage of the bill on the North-East Development Commission, how would I have proposed it?” he queried.

•Photo shows Governor Wike.

Source News Express

Posted 06/12/2016 9:37:30 PM

 

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