Rivers Rerun: Resist Arrest – Wike Tells PDP Members


Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated  the  leadership  of the Independent National Electoral Commission  ( INEC ) for releasing a list of adhoc staff  to  conduct the December 10 rerun elections with APC Ward Chairmen and ward Secretaries as Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs).

The governor also charged PDP  members  to as from  Thursday  till the conclusion of  the rerun  elections, resist politically engineered  arrests .

Flagging off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital , Terabor and General Hospital, Bodo in Gokana Local Government Area  on Thursday , Governor Wike expressed  shock that the  electoral umpire could publish a list of adhoc staff, fraught  with such level of fraud.

He presented the fake INEC adhoc list to thousands  of PDP supporters in Gokana, noting that the APC ward Chairmen, Secretaries and members have been  duly identified . He said INEC  and her sponsors will be  resisted.

He said that it was unfortunate  that  INEC and security  agencies  are disregarding  the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that they should be impartial and deliver  free and fair elections .

The governor  noted that majority of the APC  ward chairman and Secretaries listed as assistant presiding officers , were  fraudulently  tagged staff of the University of Port Harcourt , even when they are unemployed  illiterates .

“INEC  has released a fake list of adhoc staff for the rerun elections before the conclusion  of their  mandatory  training .  Majority  of  those on the list are known  APC Ward Chairmen and ward Secretaries who are mainly unemployed , but listed by INEC as staff of the University of Port Harcourt .

“They think that my love for peace is a sign of weakness, but I want to declare that  enough is enough. We are suppose to be under an era of change , but the love for fraud by INEC and Police   is unprecedented “, Governor Wike said.

The governor added: “Anyone whose son or daughter  is on that fraudulent  INEC list should tell him/her to stay away on election day.

“All these desperate actions are geared towards the plot to rig in favour  of  a particular candidate , but that candidate will  not win. The people  of Rivers South-East Senatorial District must be allowed  to vote persons of their  choice”.

The  governor  stated that the security agencies  are working  with APC  leaders to release fake police  and  army uniforms  to police thugs for electoral fraud .

“Nobody  should intimidate  you with security agents .  Beginning today, resist  any arrest .  You must move around  in groups to promote  resistance  of  the robbers of mandate .

“For me, they are threatening  that I will be the first governor they will assassinate. They are threatening that they will show me that they are security  agencies .  But, I will always protect  the  interest of  Rivers  State , no matter  the threat”, Governor Wike said .

On the rehabilitation of the General Hospital Hospital , Terabor  and General Hospital , Bodo, Governor Wike  said it will completed and equipped  in record time.

He added that  the Kpopie-Bodo road abandoned  by Senator Magnus Abe  after he collected over N4billion is nearing completion, while the dualization of Sakpenwa-Bori road is progressing  according  to  schedule .

He called on Ogoni people  to remain  supportive  of the PDP  by voting massively  for the PDP , pointing out  that  for  eight years , APC  failed to execute  well meaning projects in Ogoni land.


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