Guber Poll: APC, Security, Plot To Kidnap Rivers REC—Wike

By Ikenga Chronicles March 6, 2019

Guber Poll: APC, Security, Plot To Kidnap Rivers REC—Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that there is a plot by security agencies and the All Progressives Congress (APC ) to kidnap the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state to create an excuse for the postponement of the governorship and state Assembly elections.
He spoke on Tuesday during a townhall meeting for Rivers West senatorial district, in Ahoada.

Wike said: “They are struggling to ensure that the governorship and state Assembly elections do not hold in Rivers State. The APC is planning with the security agencies to kidnap the Rivers State Independent National Electoral Commission REC.

“They will send people wearing army uniforms to kidnap the Resident Electoral Commissioner so that INEC will be forced to postpone the elections. That is their latest strategy and so I have to let the world hear that if anything happens, they should hold the APC and security services responsible.

“These people are not kidnappers, they are security agents organised by security agencies working for APC to see that the governorship and state Assembly elections don’t hold in Rivers State.

“These security agencies have been organised to ensure that the elections are postponed. This ugly plan has failed. I am calling on Nigerians to take note of this undemocratic plot.

“We have also gathered that the APC and security agencies plan to disrupt the distribution of electoral materials and compel INEC to postpone the governorship and state Assembly elections,” Wike alleged.

He wondered why some politicians were keen at unleashing violence on innocent Rivers people.

“Since we have known the plot, it will fail. I don’t know, just because you want power, you go to the extreme. Why arm youths to kill people so that elections will not hold?” the governor asked.

He urged the people of Rivers West senatorial district to be vigilant all through the governorship and state Assembly elections for the purpose of ensuring that the elections held in line with extant laws.

He said rather than plot the disruption of elections, APC leaders should test their popularity by supporting another political party during the March 9 elections.

The governor said that the presence of his administration is felt across the eight local government areas of  Rivers West senatorial district

“We believe, if we are given the opportunity for a second term, we will complete all ongoing projects and initiate new projects for the benefit of the people.

“In this party, if we make a promise, we fulfill the promise,” he said.

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