Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi:
As early as 8:00 am on Friday, thugs and hoodlums had taken over the party secretariat, so the people who came from Abuja to sell the form couldn’t gain access.
Dr Ibiamu Ikanya, APC Chairman Rivers State:
As at Wednesday the 3/5/2018, we had gotten the forms. I swear with my integrity and in the name of God that the forms are still as they were packed and sealed. Not even one has been removed. We shall sell the forms to all those who have paid for it.
Chris Finebone, Publicity Secretary of Rivers APC:
There was delay. The people from Abuja didn’t arrive early. When we didn’t see them, that was why we announced on Friday the 4th that forms we will start selling forms by 3:30 pm on Friday, but thugs took over the party secretariat and nothing could be done
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi :
There was no material for the election. It was option A-4. So how could anybody accuse me of hijacking the materials?
Victor Giadom, Deputy National Secretary of APC:
‘’Materials were given to members of the panel late on Thursday and they got to Port Harcourt between 3 pm and 4 pm on Friday”.
We started selling forms to over 16 thousand party people around 5:30 pm, I don’t know when we stopped”
Dogo, Chairman of Election Panel from Abuja
“ This is a special announcement. Those who have tellers but who have no forms in the ONGOING ward congresses should go to their wards and present their tellers, even though it’s now 5:00 pm Saturday on the day of the election”.
A fundamental guideline published for the election by the party said, “ ALL COMPLETED NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION”.