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‘Governor always buys police during elections,’ Rivers APC says

The Rivers APC also said that Wike’s claims that it is planning to rig the upcoming elections are “baseless and unfortunate.”

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state

The Rivers APC also said that Wike’s claims that it is planning to rig the upcoming re-run elections are “baseless and unfortunate.”

The party made its comments via a statement released by spokesman, Chris Finebone.

The statement reads:

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“Wike has resorted to cheap blackmail to try to continue to portray himself as an electoral strongman having been stripped of the false garment in recent times.”

“Fact is that Governor Wike has never embarked on any election without buying over the police and the rest of the security agencies.

“He has also not engaged in any election without taking firm control of the election umpire and the judiciary. The height of this malfeasance was in the 2015 elections when he introduced another factor – the use of ex-militants and hoodlums who killed and maimed for him while Gesila Khan’s INEC wrote election results with Wike’s men across Rivers State.

“However, as the rerun elections approach, it seems to be dawning on the governor that times have changed as the security agencies including the Nigeria police are way beyond his corrupting reach.”

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Wike had earlier said that he would release video evidence to show that the APC was planning to rig the December 10 elections.

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