BY GEORGE TUBOR in Port Harcourt•
Plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Galvanising Security Agencies, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the forthcoming election has been uncovered.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt said APC resorted to this antic because they have been thrown into panic mode following its realisation that it is bound to lose the presidential election.
He said the party was therefore enlisting the support of security agencies and the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the elections.
Wike, who spoke during the Abua/Odual Local Government Area PDP Campaign Rally at County State School, Abua Central, stated that Nigerians are under obligation to protect their votes to stop the desperate APC-led federal government from rigging the general election.
“APC is afraid because they know that Atiku Abubakar will win fair and square. Therefore, they are planning to use the security agencies and INEC to rig. It will not work.
“The only way to ensure that Atiku Abubakar and all PDP candidates emerge victorious is to protect all votes from the polling units to the Collation Centres,” he said.
He said due to the national rejection of the APC, the party is plotting to cause crisis in order to manipulate the electoral system.
“All they are doing is to cause crisis because they are not popular. We want free and fair elections. These elections, there will be no room for manipulation. If anyone hits you, hit back. Follow them bumper-to-bumper. APC is desperate, but we will not allow them”.
While assuring the people that he would flag off a key road project in the area once the people overwhelmingly vote for Atiku Abubakar and other PDP candidates, he expressed happiness that the State Government’s investments in peace and security have yielded results in Abua/Odual Local Government Area.
The governor took out time to praise the Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Marshall Uwom, for his consistency, adding that Uwom would remain relevant in the state’s political terrain.