Just in: Wike alleges plot to declare state of emergency in Rivers

Just in: Wike alleges plot to declare state of emergency in Rivers

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:50 pm

Gov. Wike

Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt

The administration of Governor Nyesom Wike said that it has uncovered plans by some citizens of the Rivers residing in Abuja to cause a breakdown of law and order in order to declare a state of emergency in the state.

In a press statement signed by Paulinus Nsirim Commissioner for Information and Communications, state government  alleged that these persons (not mentioned)  attempted to declare State of Emergency in the State since 2015, but never succeeded because of God’s intervention.

The statement said the same persons did everything within their powers to ensure that the 2019 Governorship Election results were not announced, but also failed.

According the State government, “As the build up for the 2023 elections and jostle for Presidential and Vice-Presidential tickets is gathering momentum, they want to use COVID-19 to create a crisis as if the State is at war with the Federal Government.

“They have decided to create unnecessary tension as if indigenes of Ahoada, Eleme and Port Harcourt are fighting with Northerners not to carry out their legitimate businesses.

“People forget history quickly. Since 2015, there have farmers/herdsmen clashes in Nasarrawa, Plateau, Taraba, Ebonyi, Cross River, Kaduna, Yobe and Borno States.

The Statement further cited the fact that throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, States like Enugu, Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Kaduna States have been intercepting orries carrying human beings instead of foodstuffs. This is the same thing that the Rivers State Government is doing to protect the State from COVID-19.

Nsirim said that Bandits have been killing innocent people in Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna States and indigenes of these States, no matter their political differences are working together to protect their States.

“But here in Rivers State, instead of supporting our efforts, these Abuja politicians are busy looking for a State of Emergency because they want to acquire power.

“We are alarmed at these hideous plots against our State. Rivers State has never fought a war with strangers or neighbours.

“Our fight against COVID-19 is to protect the lives of everyone living and doing business in the State.

The statement further said the Government is aware  that some shameless politicians are playing politics with COVID-19.

“No wonder one of the respected chieftains of  the All Progressives Congress (APC) had to expose their plan to use COVID-19 to launch into the politics of the State.

“After their clandestine meetings they have voted huge sums of money to entice and recruit gullible persons to carry out their plan.”

The Rivers State government has therefore placed all patriotic Rivers State indigenes  on alert to resist the devilish plans of those it called unpatriotic elements  who connive with enemies of the State to cause confusion.

“As a State, we have always defeated these sadists and with God on our side, we shall overcome them”.




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  • David Chinonso says:

    To The Governor

    Sir I thank you for your protection and security, and also our Eastern governors; but for me I think you should just lock down boundaries not the market, a lot of people are broke even to eat a square meal is a problem talk more of buying what to manage till the end of this lockdown” sir please we need your help by allowing movement so that we can fetch what to eat not to die of hunger. (THANK YOU)

  • Albert Ebi says:

    I need foodstuff I’m dying

  • Albert Ebi says:

    My family is dying of hunger instead of covid-19

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