Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to try rigging the upcoming rerun elections in the state like it rigged the

He made the comments on Wednesday, October 5, while launching the reconstruction of Bonny Jetty at the Bille/Bonny/Nembe Waterfront in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

“Anyone planning to steal our mandate will be resisted. Nobody can intimidate us. They will rig themselves into the water,” he said according to The Independent.

“I hear some persons are celebrating that they will repeat what they did in Edo State here in Rivers State. Somebody who is suffering from malaria can say anything. But nobody will use the police to rig the rerun elections in Rivers State.

“If you want to take our mandate by force, you will go by force. All the people of Rivers State must remain vigilant. INEC may want to take us unawares,” he added.

Wike is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has accused INEC and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of rigging the Edo elections.

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