wike1It was meant to be a little ceremony to mark the beginning of the rehabilitation of a hospital. But for Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, it was an opportunity to drop a bombshell.

Security agencies  are planning to assassinate him, he told a shocked crowd that gathered at the General Hospital , Terabor and General Hospital, Bodo in Gokana Local Government Area.

Wike also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of publishing a list of adhoc staff filled with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). December 1o has been fixed for some election in the state.

Wike said: “For me, they are threatening that I will be the first governor they will assassinate. They are threatening that they will show me that they are security agencies.  But, I will always protect the interest of Rivers  State , no matter  the threat.

“Nobody should intimidate you with security agents.  Beginning today, resist any arrest.  You must move around in groups to promote resistance of the robbers of mandate.” Police Public Relations Officer,  DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the police were not aware of any plot to kill the governor.

He said it was unfortunate  that  INEC and security  agencies  were disregarding  the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that they should be impartial and deliver  free and fair elections.

The governor  said: “INEC  has released a fake list of adhoc staff for the rerun elections before the conclusion  of their  mandatory  training .  Majority  of  those on the list are known  APC ward chairmen and ward secretaries who are mainly unemployed , but listed by INEC as staff of the University of Port Harcourt .

“They think that my love for peace is a sign of weakness, but I want to declare that  enough is enough. We are supposed to be under an era of change , but the love for fraud by INEC and police   is unprecedented.”

The governor added: “Anyone whose son or daughter  is on that fraudulent  INEC list should tell him/her to stay away on election day.

“All these desperate actions are geared towards the plot to rig in favour  of  a particular candidate , but that candidate will  not win. The people  of Rivers South-East Senatorial District must be allowed  to vote persons of their  choice.”

On the rehabilitation of the Hospital , Terabor  and General Hospital , Bodo, Wike  said it will be completed and equipped  in a record time. He added that  the Kpopie-Bodo road is nearing completion and the dualization of Sakpenwa-Bori road is progressing  according  to  schedule .

Wike urged Ogoni people  to vote for the PDP,  pointing out  that  for  eight years , APC  failed to execute  well meaning projects in Ogoni land.

Responding yesterday, APC State Publicity Secretary Chris Finebone said his party could not comprehend what the governor is talking about.

Finebone said: “Definitely, APC candidates are busy campaigning for the rerun election while governor Wike is busy with his circus show. We wish him luck.

“Rivers people are tired of Wike’s allegations. Soon we will not join issue with him because he is no longer making sense.”

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