The spokesman of the ALL Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State, Senibo Chris Finebone said “despite the unfortunate incident of Wednesday, we believe that our march towards participating in the next stage of the electioneering calendar, which is the Primaries, will proceed apace without let, adding that we hope to ultimately build on this momentum to achieve our overall objective of winning the 2023 elections, be it the State Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate, Governorship and Presidential elections.”
Finebone the State Publicity Secretary, Rivers APC who stated this during a press conference on 22 May 2022 and circulated to the media house said, “Reflecting deeply on the incident, we have come to the conclusion that the mob was deliberately assembled and sent to block the Party gate as early as 6 am to ensure that materials for the congresses were not sent to the 319 Wards for the congresses. Unknown to them, there were no such materials to be moved to the wards, apart from a small slip for recording results in each ward. All returning officers had earlier collected the slips from the Committee and left for the various wards, even as the mob continued to block the Party Secretariat gate.
The Congresses were conducted on the Option A4 mode whereby members queued up, were counted, and the result was recorded on the small slip. Much to the disappointment of the mob and their sponsors, the Ward and LGA Congresses took place peacefully and transparently across the State, fully observed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security officials.”