Wike mocks APC over Rivers rerun polls

Wike mocks APC over Rivers rerun polls

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5:24 am

Wike hands over a gift to a media correspondent

Wike hands over a gift to a media correspondent

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that any attempt to use the Federal might to manipulate already collated and declared results in a the rerun elections will be counter-productive as it will be resisted.

He called on Nigerians to advise INEC to release all the results of constituencies where collation and declaration have been concluded.

Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt when he granted audience to the Rivers State Federated Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Governor Wike said that the Federal might was deployed because the APC wanted to rig the rerun elections in order to impeach him.

“Results in all the LGAS where elections were concluded are already in the public domain. You want to use the Federal might to manipulate already collated results, that is where the crisis will come.

“I call on INEC to immediately release all results of constituencies already collated and declared. ”

“Part of the reason why they came with severe force was to rig to impeach me. The impeachment plot has failed ”

He stated that whenever the next set of elections will be held, the people of Rivers State will still resist any form of electoral malpractices.

“Whenever you reschedule the remaining rerun elections, the people will still resist rigging”, he said .

The governor said that INEC was alerted about the pre-election challenges, but the commission chose to ignore all patriotic communications.

“INEC has no power to cancel already collated and declared results. Because they know that a particular party has lost the elections, they want to manipulate the process “.

On security, Governor Wike explained that the deliberate destabilisation of the security agencies was responsible for the security challenges being experienced.

He said that before a security head gets acquainted with the dynamics of the state security architecture , he will be transferred because of the feeling that he is getting too close to the state Governor.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Rivers State Federated Correspondents Chapel, Mr Ernest Chinwo congratulated Governor Wike over his Supreme Court victory.

He commended the governor for his development strides that have helped in improving the economy of the state.

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