Wike Dakuku Peterside slams Governor over comments on INEC, police

Peterside also accused the Rivers Governor of intimidating INEC, adding that his actions are unbecoming of someone occupying the office of a Governor.

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The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside has slammed the Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike over his allegations that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is planning to derail the upcoming rerun elections.

Wike had earlier alleged that the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Davies Ikanya and the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu met for several hours to discuss modalities of the upcoming elections.

Peterside also accused the Rivers Governor of intimidating INEC, adding that his actions are unbecoming of someone occupying the office of a Governor.

He said “It is not in doubt and therefore not debatable as to the fact that it is only the Inspector-General of Police that has the powers, as a matter of administrative and operational procedure, to identify and deploy competent officers to take charge of any state based on intelligence exigencies."

The former APC guber candidate also said Wike was accusing the police out of fear, adding that it is no longer business as usual.

Peterside also said “Nyesom Wike must grow up in etiquette, public conduct and utterances. This is definitely not a fitting portrayal of who we are as decent Rivers people. We have a history of decency in our utterances, public conduct and inter-relationships. Rivers State is indeed on a downward spin and only God can salvage our once respectable and peaceful state.”

Governor Nyesom Wike also said he has lost confidence in INEC to conduct free and fair elections.

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