Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike has accused a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Rivers State to have spent a whopping N10million to rent thugs to assault voters and disrupt the voting train in Ikwerre Native Authorities Space of the state.
The Governor who made the allegation in a state-wide broadcast yesterday in readiness for the rescheduled Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections additionally claimed that he had been inundated with stories of the partisan actions of the Common Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigeria Military, Main Common Jamil Sarham and the State Commander of the Anti-Theft Squad, Mr. Victor Akin Fakorede who he alleged “have signed on to unlawfully deploy navy and SARS operatives to actualize the APC’s plot to destabilize the State and create avoidable disaster within the state.”
He condemned the “unprofessional and provocative actions of Common Jamil Sarham and Mr. Victor Akin Fakorede and plead with the worldwide neighborhood to carry the duo liable for any election-related violence and or disaster in Rivers State.”
He appealed to the Chairman of the Nationwide Council on Peace, Common Abdusalam Abubakar, the Chief of Military State Common Tukur Yusuf Buratai and the Appearing Inspector Common of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to prevail on Main Common Jamil Sarham and Mr. Akin Fakorede to excuse themselves from elections duties within the State.
The governor reminded safety companies within the state that the Federal Authorities had reassured Nigerians that it will not intervene within the course of and tasked the safety companies to stay impartial and deal decisively with anybody who makes an attempt to compromise the integrity of the poll field.
“For us in Rivers State, this can be a golden alternative for us to partake with the remainder of Nigerians to maneuver our nation ahead and form a brighter future for our kids,” Wike said, including that “no sacrifice is an excessive amount of to pay to maintain our democracy.” God loves us and there might be no higher alternative for us to make use of the facility at our disposal to have an effect on the real change that we’d like.
The governor burdened, “We should always, due to this fact, be profoundly impressed and motivated by the frustrations of the postponement of the election to return out in numbers to vote for the candidates of our selection.”
He informed the APC that it has misplaced the battle to take part within the basic elections within the state advising: “There may be all the time one other day and as political leaders, we will need to have the braveness to just accept the truth, know when to cease preventing for nothing and inform our followers the straightforward fact, even when it could sound bitter. I might, due to this fact, recommendation my brothers within the APC to endeavor to place their home so as, enable the prevailing peace to proceed and put together for 2023.
“In the event you select to destroy the State or kill and maim everyone due to energy or another person’s ambition to be President, there could also be nobody left so that you can lord over when everyone seems to be lifeless.”
Keep in mind, the military and the cops you might be counting on to kill your personal individuals could come and go, however Rivers State will all the time be. Consider it or not, we’re all from Rivers State regardless of occasion variations and no different curiosity can supersede the collective curiosity of our State.
“Let me guarantee everybody that the collective curiosity of our State will proceed to information our actions and we will proceed to accommodate everyone regardless of occasion affiliation in our schemes of governance.”
As a way to ease transport difficulties, Wike directed the fast launch of 18 luxurious buses to convey individuals, regardless of political affiliation, to vote of their communities from right now 21st February 2019 and return you again to Port Harcourt after the elections freed from cost. The Commissioner for Transport will launch particulars of the routes to be lined by the free bus providers.