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Rivers State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Davies Ikanya has said Governor Nyesom Wike must submit himself to the probe panel inaugurated in Abuja last week by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris.

The panel is probing the governor’s alleged threat to kill officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who might decline to rig the December 10 rerun for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates, after collecting bribes from him.The APC chairman called for the redeployment of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Aniedi Ikoiwak, for allegedly colluding with Wike and PDP to rig the legislative rerun in the three senatorial districts.

Ikanya, who spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, through his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Public Affairs, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, noted that if PDP had not rigged in the 23 local governments, APC candidates would have won the rerun.

Wike, a lawyer, was allegedly caught on audio tape, saying: “Tell the electoral officers in Etche and Khana local government areas to return my money or I will kill them. I will make sure that they will not leave Rivers State. I understand that both of them are from Plateau State. I will kill them, if they do not return my money.”

The governor held a victory thanksgiving mass of PDP at Our Lady Chaplaincy of the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) in Port Harcourt, for a “successful” rerun.

He said the government and residents would not be party to a police “phoney” probe panel.

Wike said the police could not deliberately kill Rivers residents and investigate the same matter.

The governor also said “the phoney probe” of the rerun had a predetermined goal, which he alleged would be to indict PDP members and prepare their politically-motivated prosecution.

Ikanya said: “With this latest revelation (through the rigging audio tape), we have been vindicated that Wike is the most bloodthirsty governor in Nigeria. If not checked, he will surely derail our democracy. Who knows how many Rivers State people Wike and his PDP hoodlums would have killed, if not for the police and other security agencies?

“Wike must submit himself to the police probe panel to assist the police to unearth and end the killings in Rivers State. Wike has the habit of setting up funny probe panels. He should not be afraid to submit himself to a probe panel that will assist to restore the sanctity of lives in our dear state, unless he is indirectly accepting the fact that he has a hand in most of the political killings in Rivers State.

“Having watched the outbursts of Wike before, during and after the December 10 rerun, we have come to the conclusion that Wike is nothing but a comical tyrant and blackmailer who needs to be reined in before he derails our hard-won renascent democracy.

“Wike has not ceased to accuse the Army, Department of State Services (DSS), police, INEC and APC leadership of collaborating to cause havoc during the elections, while he caused the killings, snatching of electoral materials and fake announcement of induced INEC results.

“If APC was accused of working with the police to force INEC to rig the rerun, why was a police officer, DSP Mohammed Alkali, brutally beheaded with his orderly, on the same spot where PDP hoodlums killed other security agents at Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government of Rivers State? Why are PDP candidates being declared as winners in most of the results released by INEC?

“Today, under Wike’s watch, Rivers State has degenerated into a miasma, where lives have become solitary, nasty, brutish and short and the sanctity of the human lives is not paid the attention it ought to get, under the purposeless PDP-led government.”

“We wish to counsel the organisations that are collecting money from Wike to give him awards for a non-existing achievement, to rather give the Rivers governor an award as the most brutal and bloodied governor in Nigeria; for turning Rivers State into Rivers of blood, as that will be better understood by the international community than celebrating a fellow who has brought nothing but shame to Rivers State and its people.”
The Rivers APC chairman also insisted that INEC and its officials in Rivers State performed below expectations during the rerun.

He said: “With the revelation of the unholy partnership between Wike and Ikoiwak to deny a large chunk of the Rivers electorate a voice during the rerun elections, we hereby demand the immediate redeployment of this enemy of democracy. Ikoiwak had the audacity to announce PDP’s George Sekibo as a Senator (Rivers East), without adding votes from three LGAs of Etche, Emohua and Ikwerre, which would have made APC’s Chief Andrew Uchendu the winner.

“We wish to ask Sekibo, Osinakachukwu Ideozu (of Rivers West Senatorial District) and their likes in the PDP not to celebrate their fake victories. We will not allow killers of our people to lead us, but we will use every constitutional means at our disposal to retrieve the mandate given to our candidates by the voters.”

Ikanya hailed the unusual courage displayed by the Ogoni, who he said did not only vote overwhelmingly for APC’s candidates but also defended their votes.

This, he said, led to the emergence of Senator Magnus Abe as winner of Rivers Southeast senatorial district, among other APC winners.

Source: http://nigerianewsnow.com.ng/2016/12/20/alleged-threat-to-kill-inec-workers-wike-must-submit-to-probe-apc/



 

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