Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has accused security agencies of planning to assassinate him, The Nation reports.
Wike said this at a ceremony to flag off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Terabor and General Hospital, Bodo in Gokana Local Government Area.
Wike said, “For me, they are threatening that I will be the first governor they will assassinate. They are threatening that they will show me that they are security agencies. But, I will always protect the interest of Rivers state, no matter the threat.
“Nobody should intimidate you with security agents. Beginning today, resist any arrest. You must move around in groups to promote resistance of the robbers of mandate.”
The governor added, “INEC has released a fake list of adhoc staff for the rerun elections before the conclusion of their mandatory training. Majority of those on the list are known APC ward chairmen and ward secretaries who are mainly unemployed, but listed by INEC as staff of the University of Port Harcourt .
“They think that my love for peace is a sign of weakness, but I want to declare that enough is enough. We are supposed to be under an era of change, but the love for fraud by INEC and police is unprecedented.”
The governor further said, “Anyone whose son or daughter is on that fraudulent INEC list should tell him/her to stay away on election day.
“All these desperate actions are geared towards the plot to rig in favour of a particular candidate, but that candidate will not win. The people of Rivers South-East Senatorial District must be allowed to vote persons of their choice.”
In its response APC State Publicity Secretary Chris Finebone on Thursday said his party would not join issues with Wike.
Finebone said, “Definitely, APC candidates are busy campaigning for the rerun election while governor Wike is busy with his circus show. We wish him luck.
“Rivers people are tired of Wike’s allegations. Soon we will not join issue with him because he is no longer making sense.”