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Wike 'APC used technology to fake my voice', Governor says

Wike says Sahara Reporters and the APC used a voice changer to impersonate his voice during Rivers rerun election

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike leads street protest play

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike leads street protest

(Daily Post)

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has slammed an audio recording making the rounds online.

In the recording, a voice alleged to be Wike's, is heard barking instructions to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

As the tape rolls, Wike is allegedly heard threatening to kill INEC officials if his bidding to rig the vote isn't carried out.

However, the Governor has denied that the voice caught on tape, was his.

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In a strongly worded press statement sent to Pulse by Dr Tam-George, Commissioner for Information and Communication, in Rivers State, Wike said online news platform, Sahara Reporters, in cahoots with the opposition APC, had used technology to doctor his voice.

"The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a publication by Saharareporters,  alleging that Governor  Nyesom Wike had illicit contacts with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),  in the run up to the rerun elections, on the 10th of December 2016 in Rivers State", the statement reads. 

"We categorically deny these latest allegations as a sick fabrication,  and an outright lie. Governor Wike never  made any contact with INEC officials,  in person  or by telephone."

play Wike and labour minister Ngige (Punch)


Wike said SaharaReporters is the online arm of APC.

"Saharareporters.com is the online propaganda bullhorn of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  Their publications are typically false, and the writers are professional hawkers of fiction. 

"No one would have thought that the APC and its cowardly media allies would resort to an audio impersonation of Governor Nyesom Wike,  using a  voice changer technology. 

"The voice changer technology is often used by teenagers especially in South Korea and Japan  to launch innocent technological pranks at each other,  mainly for laughs. 

"The use of such a technology to blackmail a Governor is a new criminal low for the APC,  a party already widely discredited for its addiction to falsehood. 

"The APC and Saharareporters are inmates in the prison of their own lies.   We reject the latest blackmail by the APC".

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