Rivers rerun: Two top police personnel have threatened to kill me – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of heating up the polity, ahead of the December 10 legislative rerun polls in the state.

Wike said this on Monday while speaking at a Channels Television Programme, Sunrise Daily.

Wike said the actions of the electoral umpire indicated that it was working in favour of a particular party.

He also said he possess proof of all his accusations against the police and INEC.

The governor observed that INEC did not list Tai LGA as one of the areas where rerun would be held, describing the action as unbecoming.

While speaking on the police, he said, “They have assigned Special Anti-Robbery Squad personnel to APC candidates without assigning any to PDP candidates. These SARS personnel have been assigned to the APC candidates for them to intimidate PDP supporters on the election day.

“I have written to the Inspector General of Police five letters that the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Steven Hasso, and the Commander of SARS, Akin Fakorede, have threatened to kill me. But the Inspector General has not replied even one letter.”

While reacting, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Aniedi Ikoiwak said “INEC is not heating up the polity. How can we heat up the polity when we have continued to advise politicians to bring down the tension.”

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