Saturday, 4 March 2017

INEC, APC is planning to rig 2019 Elections - Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is working in concert with the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to rig the 2019 General Elections.

The governor made this assertion while speaking on Saturday during a thank you visit to Etche Local Government Area for their support to the PDP during the Supplementary Elections, Governor Wike said: "INEC is planning to rig the 2019 General elections.

Wike said "They claim they are re-deploying the 23 Electoral Officers in the state. But we have authentic intelligence report that INEC has consulted APC and they plan to post pliant Electoral Officers from APC states to Rivers State.

"These pliant Electoral Officers being handpicked from APC states are to help in rigging the elections in 2019 ".

Governor Wike said that no level of fraudulent postings by INEC to Rivers State will lead to a favourable ground for rigging elections.

"If they like, let them post their fathers to Rivers State, we will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 elections in the state. Our people will remain vigilant.

"They can rig in another state, certainly not Rivers State. For us, we must elect our representatives through the democratic process. Nobody will intimidate us", he said.

He noted that if INEC planned to re-position the electoral system, such reform must start from the top. The governor said reforms from the bottom smacks of hypocrisy.

He said: "The head is rotten. You have to cut off the head. They should first cut off the head before coming down to the lower rung of the ladder ".

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