Port Harcourt - Tension between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are heightening by the day ahead of the December rerun elections.
In the latest twist to the rift, APC Rivers state Chapter has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of blackmailing the party, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police.
“Like the proverbial masquerade that has lost his entire arrows, Gov. Nyesom Wike is cutting a pitiable image of a disarmed dictator and this is understandable,” said Rivers AC spokesperson, Senibo Chris Finebone.
He alleged Wike had never embarked on any election without buying over the police and the rest of the security agencies.
“He has also not engaged in any election without taking firm control of the election umpire and the judiciary,” alleged Finebone.
“The height of this malfeasance was in the 2015 elections when he introduced another factor – the use of ex-militants and hoodlums who killed and maimed for him while Gesila Khan’s INEC wrote election results with Wike’s men across Rivers State.”
Wike, while addressing his supporters on Monday, reportedly accused police of plotting to rig the December 10 rerun election for the APC.
Finebone mocked at Wike over the allegations.
“It is certain that, like fish out of water, Gov. Wike is gasping for political breath having found himself totally de-robed of his infamous pretentious garment of electoral strongman. Indeed, the governor is back to earth.”
APC thus called on Wike desist from his alleged blackmailing of stakeholders in the elections.
“The good people of Rivers State do not deserve the present mediocre and odoriferous drama. Rivers State is not a state of nitwits.”
- CAJ News