Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has blown the lid off a plot by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mrs Amina Zakari to swap authentic results from polling units with fake results on March 19, 2016.
The National and State Assembly re-run elections in Rivers is slated for this Saturday.
Speaking during the grand finale of the Rivers East Senatorial District Campaign Rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at Elele in Ikwerre LGA, Governor Wike said: “All those who plan to swap result sheets, may their souls rest in peace. Nobody will rig in Rivers State.
“Anybody who thinks Amaechi will give them result sheets to swap, should be ready to swap their dead bodies. I have told the REC, you were here before, you can’t play games with me”.
The governor said it is his responsibility to take steps to stop politicians plotting to rig elections in the state with the connivance of the INEC national commissioner.
He also alleged that the Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt was compelled by the minister and leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to draw up a list of INEC ad-hoc staff dominated by former APC caretaker committee chairmen and confirmed APC members to organise the rerun elections.
Wike reeled out names of the APC leaders purportedly on the INEC ad-hoc staff list.
The governor also said that he had written a formal letter with proof and details to INEC National Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, complaining of the issue.
Gov. Wike also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on Amaechi, a former governor of the state, not to cause crisis in the state because of his personal interest.
In his remarks, National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff stated that Rivers State is a PDP state where the people are satisfied with the performance of the PDP government led by Wike.
The Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, in his remarks, described Amaechi as a confirmed thief who stole Rivers monies, which he claimed the former governor used to finance APC national campaigns.
The Rivers PDP chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah, labeled Amaechi the chief sponsor of cultism in the state.