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Wike ‘Governor is gathering weapons for Rivers election,’ APC alleges

The APC also accused Wike of lying after he said that his Chief Security Officer (CSO) had been withdrawn by the police.

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Gov. Nyesom Wike


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of gathering weapons ahead of the upcoming rerun elections.

The APC also accused Wike of lying after he said that his Chief Security Officer (CSO) had been withdrawn by the police.

The ruling party made the comments via a statement released on Tuesday, December 6 by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni.

The statement reads in part:

“Nobody is after Wike. The governor and the PDP’s diversionary and false alarm is hinged on the reality that they will lose the legislative rerun once security is tightened in Rivers State.”

“Again, the PDP and the Rivers State governor are haunted by their horrible past misdeeds. Nigerians recall how Wike, then a PDP minister, used federal institutions to harass, intimidate and threaten perceived political enemies, particularly Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who was governor of Rivers State.

“Under Wike’s watch, political thugs and criminal gangs have continued to kill and maim APC members and innocent citizens in Rivers State.

“The President, Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration has successively demonstrated the will to ensure that elections are free, transparent and credible. Saturday’s legislative rerun in Rivers State will not be different. The administration does not subscribe to such evil machinations where government institutions are used to achieve political ends.

“The APC hereby calls on security agencies to investigate the report of an arms build-up and be on the alert over the security situation in Rivers State under Wike’s watch and, by extension, the PDP in the lead-up to the Rivers legislative re-run election. Wike’s criminal gangs and PDP thugs must not be allowed to steal votes of the Rivers electorate on Saturday.”

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The rerun elections will expectedly hold on December 10.

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