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Wike Gov caught threatening to kill INEC officials over Rerun Election

Gov Wike has been caught on tape threatening to kill some INEC officials he reportedly bribed for the state's rerun election.

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Governor Nyesom Wike at a polling booth during the just concluded Rivers rerun election held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.


Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has been reportedly caught on tape as he threatened to kill some INEC staffs in a phone conversation during the last Rivers Rerun election.

According to the leaked conversation by SaharaReporters, Wike was heard in a telephone conversation with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), arranging payment to the officials in exchange for their help in rigging the recently concluded rerun in the state.

The conversation also revealed Wike threatening to kill the INEC officials, particularly those sent from Plateau State, if they fail to keep to their end of rigging the election for PDP candidates in Etche, Khana, Ikwerre and other key local government areas in the state.

The report further revealed that a top INEC official in Abuja allegedly confirmed that most of the electoral officers who conducted the recently concluded legislative elections in Rivers State were drafted from Plateau and Oyo States.

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It will be recalled that a top police officer was murdered in the state during the rerun election last weekend.

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