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Rivers rerun: APC have federal might, but we have the Rivers people – Wike

– Governor Nyesome Wike has finally spoken officially on the controversial Rivers state legislative  re-run polls

– The governor stated that the results of the elections announced so far shows that the Rivers people prefer the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

– He berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the violence that engulfed the state during the polls

Governor Wike told newsmen at Government House, Port Harcourt that the Rivers rerun elections has shown the PDP is on ground in the state and is the party accepted by the Rivers people.

Governor Wike (m) flanked by Rivers state PDP chairman, Bro Felix Obuah (l) and anothe official of the government (r)

Governor Wike (m) flanked by Rivers state PDP chairman, Bro Felix Obuah (l) and another official of the government (r) at the press conference in Government House, Port Harcourt


According to him, the rerun elections have shows that federal might cannot guarantee electoral victory as the people will always resist manipulation of their votes.

Wike accused  the director general of The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside and Chief Asita Asita of hijacking election results from Isiokpo town in Ikwere local government yesterday, March 20.

Peterside and Asita are the governorship and deputy governorship candidates respectively of the APC during the 2015 gubernatorial elections in the state.

Journalists at the press briefing

Journalists at the press briefing

Wike also alleged that Peterside security details  killed an aide to his chief of staff, Emeka Woke.

He said: “Remember I warned that today’s Nigeria is not yesterday’s Nigeria. Things that were done wrongly before cannot be done wrongly now. I warned that the people will resist any attempt to rig.

“Now they have the Federal might, Army, Police, INEC and DSS, but we have the people.’

He berated the military for allowing itself to be used against public interest, adding that the unleashing of soldiers to intimidate and harass Rivers people is regrettable.

The governor also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of not preparing well for the elections in terms of logistics.


In the meantime,  the electoral body says its decision was predicated on .

In a related development, Ibibia Walter,

Walter, who is also the state secretary of the PDP in Rivers state, spoke to journalists, confirming his release by his abductors.

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