The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed that he survived an alleged assassination try on his life on Thursday evening after troopers despatched by the Common Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Military, Main Common Jamil Sarham confronted his safety particulars.
Wike additionally alerted Nigerians that the army is allegedly supplying pretend uniforms to militants employed by the APC for the aim of disrupting the elections and unleashing mayhem.
Talking after a gathering with officers of the British Excessive Fee on the Authorities Home, Port Harcourt on Friday, he mentioned the Common Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Military has been taking very unprofessional measures to silence PDP members.
Wike mentioned that he has knowledgeable the British Excessive Fee and different international missions of the anti-democratic actions of the safety forces, particularly the Nigerian Military.
His phrases: “Final evening; the Common Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Military plotted an assassination on my life. Thank God, that was not profitable.
“On Friday, 15th of February, a day to the 16th of February, the primary date for the elections earlier than it was rescheduled, the GOC despatched troopers to cordone off my personal residence.
“Yesterday, I used to be shocked that after I left Authorities Home to see some political leaders, troopers have been trailing me. Anybody who is aware of me, is aware of that I don’t have army safety particulars.
“Alongside Abacha highway the place you’ve Algate Resort, to my shock, I heard my safety males shouting that the troopers are behind us. I’ve mentioned this severally concerning the GOC of the 6 Division that no person ought to kill as a result of he was promised the place of Chief of Military Workers.”
The governor mentioned that the Common Officer Commanding the division will be promoted a Chief of Military Workers with out killing anybody, stressing that there isn’t any must kill harmless individuals for private ambition.
He mentioned that Rivers State is strategically positioned in Nigeria and shouldn’t be destabilised for political targets.
“Rivers State is so necessary to this nation. The financial system of Nigeria can’t survive with out Rivers State. By what they’re doing, they’re scaring traders away”, Governor Wike mentioned.
He urged the President to speak to the Military to cut back their degree of partisanship and unlawful actions forward of the elections.
“The GOC held a gathering with the troopers yesterday and mentioned they need to do every little thing they will to make sure that the President wins. That’s not good. Enable Nigerians to assist whoever they wish to assist”, he mentioned.
The Governor mentioned there isn’t any purpose for any battle within the state as a result of the APC is just not operating for the Governorship, Nationwide Meeting and State Meeting Elections in Rivers State.
He regretted that the Nigeria Military has began arresting PDP in Eleme and different Native Authorities Areas, claiming that 182 individuals have been pencilled down for arrest by the Military.
Wike decried the availability of army uniforms to APC militants as a result of it will have unfavorable penalties post-elections.
Talking earlier, the Political Officer of the British Excessive Fee in Nigeria, Louis Edwards mentioned that they have been within the state to look at the Elections.
She mentioned that the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Rivers State assured her that issues would work properly.
The envoy added that she is trying ahead to a peaceable election.