Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that after inflicting hardship and hunger on Nigerians , the APC are scared of campaigning, hence they are plotting to rig the rerun elections .
The governor also stated that he received credible information from his competent APC sources that the Inspector General of Police met APC leaders two days ago where he assured them that three other Commissioners of Police will be deployed to help INEC and Security agencies manipulate the electoral process.
Flagging off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital , Abua on Saturday , Governor Wike said the APC Committee of Governors set up for the Rivers Rerun will be in the state for a one-day Jamboree, which will have in attendance imported crowds from other states.
He said that Rivers State is not like other states where APC governors and security agencies were used to intimidate the populace to pave the way for rigging.
He said: “The APC has nothing to campaign with , that is why they have arranged a one-day Jamboree . Is the hunger across the country? Or is the lack of projects or the worsening exchange rate? Or is the fact that Rivers APC members have done nothing to attract any project to this state ? There is nothing for them to campaign with .
“I have approved the Liberation Stadium for their Jamboree on Wednesday . The visitors will dance and after that leave the state for Rivers people to vote overwhelmingly for PDP candidates “.
He alleged that in line with the Inspector General’s directive almost all the Divisional Police Officers in the state have been transferred out, while the police have deployed officers they believe will help the APC carry out the illegal plot.
The governor further informed that the APC Rivers South-East Senatorial District Candidate , Mr Magnus Abe met with senior police officers between 2am and 4am on Friday , where he requested that they support his rigging agenda in exchange for N10million each .
He urged youths to vehemently defend all polling units and collation centres, where the police plan to assist INEC to manipulate polls results .