- Governor Nyesom Wike has urged youths of Rivers state to defy threat of death in the forthcoming election re-run
- Wike said there will be plot to rig the elections but the Rivers people must stand for their rights
- The governor said nobody can intimidate the Rivers people
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers, has said that there are plots to rig the forthcoming election re-run in the state.
The governor who has described himself as a peace maker and not a trouble maker, urged Rivers youths to fear no harm as they go out in droves to vote.
According to Daily Post, Wike said this in response to criticisms over his recent allegations against various agencies, ahead of the Rivers rerun elections.
The governor, during the flag-off of the renovation of the general hospital in Abua-Odual local government area of the state, accused the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, of brewing crisis in the state by allegedly conniving with federal institutions to rig elections.
The governor equally took a swipe at the Inspector General of Police for allegedly holding a meeting with the opposition political party with an agenda to rig the December 10 legislative rerun.
He charged the youths to protect their votes, stressing that no one should be intimidated by the actions of the olice and other security agencies.
“Can you all see the fraud this APC people are applying. After, they will say Wike is all about trouble. Which trouble are my making, I am a peace maker. You all know me to be a peaceful man.
“You people have to be vigilant because we have heard that they had a meeting recently with the Inspector General of Police.
“We have a credible information that they want to deploy three Police Commissioners for ordinary re-run election then later they will say the election will be free and fair, how will that kind of election be free and fair.
“What I am telling you is that all youths must be vigilant. You all must be agile MOPOLs on that election day. You must occupy polling unit by polling unit.
“Do not allow anybody intimidate you with arrest. An unemployed youth who has no job and has no food to eat is already dead, so why must you fear death now.”
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers state has reacted to comments credited to the governor of rivers state over security details given to APC candidates, as well as other comments made by the governor in the past two weeks.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the party in the state, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya says the party is wondering why Governor Nyesom Wike was hysterical over APC candidates.
Ikanya said the conduct of the governor made people wonder if he understood the office of a governor.
The APC wondered why the governor who had been labelled the king of rigging by some persons, will be raising unfounded accusations against all and sundry over plans to rig the rerun elections.
The statement noted that the governor had sinister motives for wanting to know the security architecture of opponents and that based on his utterances in the past two weeks, he should be checked by all relevant agencies.