Wike reacts to alleged plot to rig election


The allegation from five opposition political parties in Rivers State that imputed plot to rig coming Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections to Governor Neysom Wike has prompted his denial.

The parties including the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, on Wednesday at a press conference in Port Harcourt claimed they intercepted improper designs Wike intended to carry out on Saturday to get his candidates elected through the backdoor, charging those involved in election matter to be on guard.

The governor through his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Chris Finebone, said the parties’ alarm was raised for the pleasure of mischief.

According to him, “In the last election, the governor after several hours was able to vote because of the malfunctioning of the BVAS machine and thereafter he left for his house.

“Whatever you heard about him going around trying to influence people is fake news. Nothing of such happened and I believe you monitored the election.

“What is happening is that they are foreseeing their failure and trying to lay a foundation of a narrative that will explain their failure in the election.

“The governor does not intend and never will try to influence anybody, including INEC. All he will do on Saturday is to go cast his vote and go back home.”

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