Police on Saturday, November 5th, uncovered alleged plot by the agents of the Rivers APC to rig the forthcoming Rivers South-East Senatorial District as they busted 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 citizen
Mr Magnus Abe, the Rivers South-East APC candidate for the rerun elections was reportedly arrested along with Director of Help-Mate Consult , Atonye Peters, a prominent member of the APC from Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area and three of his staff, Richard Koko from Okrika, Nanee Godday from Khana and Tammy Garrick.
Atonye Peters claimed that the printing contract was given to him by Mr Emma Chinda, an APC Leader and Former Commissioner for Agriculture under Rotimi Amaechi. Already, the printing press has already completed two sets for two local government areas before the police got wind of the illegal act.
Among items recovered by the police at the printing press include State-of-the-art Printing Machine, computers, 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.