Ahead of the South-East Senatorial District rerun elections, the Rivers State Police Command has busted a syndicate involved in the printing of election materials in Port Harcourt on Saturday 5 November 2016.
According to Nki Ru who broke the news on social media,
Plot by the agents of the Rivers APC to rig the forthcoming Rivers South-East Senatorial District has been uncovered as the Police on Saturday bursted a fake result sheets printing syndicate in Port Harcourt .
The Printing Press, Help-Mate Consult located at 12 Isiokpo Street D-Line Port Harcourt was printing fake result sheets for seven local government areas of the Rivers South-East when the police stormed the facility upon a tip off by a concerned Nigerian .
Mr Magnus Abe is the Rivers South-East APC candidate for the rerun elections .
Director of Help-Mate Consult , Atonye Peters, a prominent member of the APC from Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area claimed that the printing contract was given to him by Mr Emma Chinda, an APC Leader and Former Commissioner for Agriculture under Rotimi Amaechi .
According to him , the printing press has already completed two sets for two local government areas before the police got win of the illegal act.
He was arrested alongside three of his staff, Richard Koko from Okrika, Nanee Godday from Khana and Tammy Garrick.
Items recovered by the police at the printing press include State-of-the-art Printing Machine and computers.
The police also recovered INEC Result Sheets Serial Number Booklets, which the printer used to authenticate the result sheets.
In an interview , Rivers State Chairman Inter-Party Advisory Council , IPAC, Bro Felix Obuah said the arrest of the fake printers of rerun elections result sheets has vindicated the body on the plan INEC and APC to rig the forthcoming rerun elections .
Rivers IPAC Secretary and Chairman Accord Party , Sir Precious Baridoo also condemned the plot to use fake result sheets to rig the rerun elections . He said that the APC and INEC woild be resisted .
Hon. Uchechukwu Ichenwo urged the Police to prosecute all INEC and Rivers APC officials involved in the printing of the fake rerun elections result sheets .
Also speaking , Chairman of Social Democratic Party , Engr Worlu and Chairman of Nigeria Peoples Party, Deacon Princewill said that on no account should the matter be swept under the carpet by the Federal Authorities .