Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has mentioned that the “invasion” of the state by safety brokers through the December 10 legislative rerun was a sign that the 2019 normal election might be a Tsunami of type.
Wike mentioned Nigerians ought to count on fighter jets for use through the subsequent normal elections, questioning why the army, 28,000 policemen and gunboats must be used for an unusual legislative rerun.
The governor, who addressed journalists on Thursday evening, noticed that even Divisional Police Officers within the state had been transferred a day earlier than the rerun.
He mentioned, “In the event you can have an invasion by the army, police, DSS and INEC for an unusual legislative rerun election, then when you have presidential and governorship election, it is going to be a Tsunami.
“There might be fighter jets; they are going to find individuals’s homes and bomb them as a result of that’s the solely factor remaining. That’s the reason I mentioned anyone who is considering 2019 is losing his time.
“28,000 policemen, three gunboats and others; even DPOs had been transferred a day to the election. A number of the safety brokers had charms of their autos for the legislative rerun. They need to bomb all people who doesn’t agree with them,” he added.
On the audio clip alleging that he threatened officers of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, Wike described the fabric (audio clip) as contrived, including that it was sponsored by the All Progressives Congress.
He mentioned, “Once you take a look at sure issues, you simply snort. At no time did I communicate to any electoral officer, not to mention difficulty threats to any electoral officer. There’s nowhere I spoke to an electoral officer, threatening her or him because the case possibly.
“It’s completely not right. The foremost difficulty is: did the police take part in rigging election? Did the military take part in rigging the election? Did INEC compromise?
“Allow them to face the truth and cease chasing shadows. What’s audio clip? What can’t this authorities do? I don’t have an orderly; I don’t have a chief safety officer, I don’t have camp commandant. All had been taken away earlier than the election.”
The governor mentioned somewhat than deliver the SARS Commander, Mr. Akin Fakorede, to justice for the roles he performed through the rerun, as captured on video, the police authorities arrested the policemen who accompanied him (Wike) to cease the commander from swapping Rivers East Senatorial District outcomes sheet.
He mentioned, “They’ve now arrested and detained the policemen, who accompanied me to the collation centre to cease him. Even Akin Fakorede, who was caught on video, has been launched in order that police can bungle it. What sort of nation is that this?
However the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Chris Finebone, mentioned Wike was caught pants down and had nowhere to cover.
Finebone mentioned, “You will need to state that the APC have on a number of events up to now been introduced underneath scrutiny by Sahara Reporters to the amusement of Wike and the PDP. However right this moment, they’ve discovered it handy to affiliate the APC with Sahara Reporters.
“That’s absolute falsehood coming from him. Governor Wike ought to consider a greater response, which we doubt he has as a result of the audio recording is evident to everybody that it’s the voice of the governor threatening to kill individuals.”