- Nyesom Wike has alleged that there is a plot to kill him
- The Rivers state governor says the state commissioner of police is trying to assassinate him
- Wike says the commissioner is acting on the orders of the Inspector General of police
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Idris Ibrahim, has given the new Commissioner of Police posted to Rivers State a mandate to get him assassinated.
Wike made the allegation while fielding questions from reporters on Saturday, April 8.
Asked if he was aware that Rivers State has a new Police Commissioner, Wike said: “Yes, and he told me he is going to do a professional work and I told him, ‘You, a professional work?’ You can’t be independent and can’t do a professional work.
“The inspector general of police has given him instructions on what to do. The inspector general has told him he must cage the Rivers State governor.
“He shouldn’t come and tell me he wants to do any professional work. Who is he to say that?"
The governor noted that the new commissioner cannot have his own mind, adding that people are posted based on their loyalty not competence.
Adding: “Which mind? Before he was posted here, he was told what to do. They don’t post people based on competence but loyalty; someone who will do their bidding.
“Do you know that we are the only state that has had about nine commissioners of police in just two years?
“When he was going to be sent, there were about three of them that were called, and interviewed. They said they were going to kill me.
“They took this one who said he would be diplomatic about it. We know.
“This police commissioner has an agenda; I can’t be deceived. I’m not saying he should go; let him stay. He has been given an assignment to kill me. No problem. No man dies two times.
“This inspector general of police said so.”
NAIJ.com gathered that when asked how the inspector General of police could send someone to kill a governor, Wike insisted that the IG said so.
“Yes, I’m telling you. The inspector general of police, who removed my security details without letting me know until when I was going out and realised that I had no security personnel. What is the implication of that?
“When a supposed chief security officer of a state wakes up in the morning and realises that he has no security personnel attached to him, what do you expect? What’s the implication? Danger!”
In a similar vein, Governor Wike has said that Nigerians have suddenly realised that the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) has nothing to offer in terms of developmental projects, aside the circulation of lies that it has engaged in since 2015.
According to Wike, APC’s fight against corruption is targeted at the intimidation of political opponents as the ruling party only prosecutes former PDP governors, while indicted former APC governors are allowed to roam freely.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday, April 7, 2017 when he granted audience to the Abuluoma Council of Chiefs, Governor Wike said there is no sincerity in the fight against corruption by the APC.