Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried the destruction of key national institutions by the poor governance model of the All progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.
Speaking during a thanksgiving service in honour of Senator George Sekibo at St Thomas Anglican Church in Diobu yesterday, Wike said due to the negative governance style of the APC, the police and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had metamorphosed into rigging machines, threatening the peace of the country. According to him, Court of Appeal judgment which led to the loss of Rivers East Senatorial District mandate was a fallout of the unfortunate illegal alliance between the police and INEC.
He explained that the APC tendered results certified by the police to the tribunal, which the tribunal relied on, rather than the results declared by INEC on election day. He said incidentally, both the INEC and police results had the same serial numbers, which revealed the fraud perpetrated by the two institutions.
He said: “Instead of bringing change as they promised, things are getting worse. They have introduced extreme fraud in the country, especially denying the people their mandate. “In 2019, they will not succeed. As far as we are concerned, we have no senator in Rivers East. The man going there has no capacity to represent us. All of us should be ready. We should be praying to God, but ready to fight.
“Nobody should be afraid of the police or army, because liberty comes with a price. They have nothing to campaign with outside the use of security. I am ready to place myself on line, nobody will take Rivers State,” he said.
In his remarks, Senator Sekibo said he received unflinching support from Governor Wike and Ikwerre people all through his political struggle.