Rivers Rerun: We Shall Release Video Of Rivers Police Boss Plotting To Rig – Governor Wike

Rivers Rerun: We Shall Release Video Of Rivers Police Boss Plotting To Rig – Governor Wike

Rivers Police Commissioner:  make your evidence public

 

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  that  the state government  will in the coming weeks  release the audio -visual footages of the Rivers State Police Commissioner  plotting with politicians  on the  methods to be adopted for the planned rigging of the December 10 rerun elections . 

Flagging off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area on Tuesday , Governor Wike  noted that the audio-visual footages  will be made public through different media platforms  to expose the extreme rigging desires of the  Independent National Electoral Commission  ( INEC) with the backing of the police and other security agencies . 

He noted that   the 600 policemen  working with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad  (SARS ) in the state , the police commissioner  has already distributed them to prominent APC  leaders  on a local government  basis for the indiscriminate  arrests of PDP  supporters  few days to the election .

The governor  added that the 600 SARS  personnel distributed would also be used to unleash unprecedented  violence on the people on election  day , “so that APC  leaders  would have  time to substitute  results sheets handed over  to  them by the INEC  leadership”.

He said: “We are now in possession  of the DVD of how the Police Commissioner  and some politicians  were planning  on how to rig the forthcoming Legislative re-run elections in Rivers State .  At the appropriate  time , we shall release the materials for  Nigerians  to      understand the depth of the Electoral fraud being perpetrated by  INEC and Police.

“For the security of this all important audio-visual material, we have mass produced them and kept them at different locations.  Nigerians are entitled  to  know the truth about the unfortunate  rigging machine.”

The governor explained further that,  “Now that we have  caught them on tape, this will shake the world. Rivers State is not like other states where you can plot and execute easy rigging plans.

“We are ahead of them by 50 steps. If they take one step, we take 50. On behalf  of  our people , we shall  continue  to  monitor these persons who are trying to steal the  mandate  of our people “.

Also on Monday , while flagging  off the rehabilitation of General Hospital , Buguma , Governor Wike  urged  the  people of  Asari-Toru and Akuku-Toru Local Government Areas  to continue to support  PDP and vote all PDP  candidates during the rerun elections .

He said PDP  has performed  in sectors neglected by the immediate past APC administration  in the State.  He said that the era of empty promises  are gone, pointing out  that  the people will always  stand with the PDP  for its performance .

The programme  was attended by members  of the National and State Assembly , prominent  politicians , traditional rulers , clerics, youth and women groups in the state.

When contacted on phone the Rivers State Police Commissioner, CP Francis Odesanya said he can only respond on this issue when the governor releases the evidence of his allegation.

He said: “It is all politics, let him make his evidence public, last time he said I withdrew his security personnel which is not true, I waiting when the video would be release, them, I will respond.”