Nyesom Wike Governor promises to rebuild Rivers INEC office

APC also alleged that the commission’s office was burnt down by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thugs.

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The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike

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The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has promised to rebuild the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that was destroyed by fire on Friday, July 22, 2016.

The Rivers Governor said this on Saturday, July 23, 2016, during a visit to the scene of the fire incident.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier said Governor Wike should be held responsible for the INEC office fire incident.

The party also alleged that the commission’s office was burnt down by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thugs.

Speaking to journalists during the inspection tour, Governor Wike urged politicians not to see politics as a do or die affair.

He promised to provide an alternative office for INEC so they can carry out the July 30, 2016 rerun elections in the state.

The Governor also warned the commission not to use the incident as an excuse to postpone the elections, saying Rivers people have been mobilised, and are ready to cast their votes.

Wike said “We will make sure that this does not dampen the spirit of INEC. I have directed the caretaker committee chairman of the local government area to immediately rebuild the burnt office.”

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside also slammed Governor Wike for allegedly threatening Senator Magnus Abe.

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