Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Sam Wonosike, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt, said the move was part of an alleged game plan to rig the elections, warning that his party will resist any move that will run contrary to the Electoral Act and the constitution during the polls. Fielding questions from newsmen, Wonosike said that the PDP was not afraid of going into the elections, adding that the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should ensure a level playing field for all participating political parties. He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call to order leaders of All Progressives Congress.
APC, in the state, saying that they should be cautioned against electoral violence. Wonosike, who is also the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, made reference to a Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt judgement in suit number PHC/845/2016 restraining the Police and others from arresting or harassing him.
He said he had to approach the court sometime ago when he got wind of alleged plot to arrest him on trumped up charges, adding that until the judgement delivered on May 25, 2016 was vacated, any attempt to arrest him will be a violation of the subsisting court order. He alleged that false allegations had been allegedly levelled against him with intentions to arrest him before the July 30 rerun elections