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FG is Working With Security Agencies to Disrupt Elections in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom -Wike
Wike Accuses FG of Complicity
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike has accused the Federal Government of working with securities to disrupt the 2019 governorship elections in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom states.
He made this accusation during a courtesy visit by the Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Robert Petri.
According to Wike, the federal government plans to mobilise security apparatus from all other states to the two states on a later date to manipulate their elections.
In a statement by his special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor called on the European Union to monitor the elections in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
Reacting to Wike’s request, Petri assured that the European Union would closely monitor the forthcoming elections to ensure its credibility.
“When I raised the alarm that the federal government was plotting to plant 800 guns in Rivers state to destabilise the state, it is the truth; it is real.
“The federal government working with the security agencies is planning to disrupt the 2019 governorship Elections in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. They want to ensure that the elections don’t hold with other states, so that they can mobilise security agencies to manipulate the results.
“Manipulating the electoral process is corruption. This administration claims that it is fighting corruption, but that is not true. When a PDP member defects, the issue of corruption against him ends,” Wike said.