The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged that the state governor is planning to use the N9 billion he asked for to prosecute the July 30 rerun in Rivers.
The opposition party in the state, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Davies Ikanya, therefore condemned what it called “unconscionable and wicked” approval given to Wike by the Rivers State House of Assembly, RSHA, to obtain the said loan.
Rivers APC said it is “convinced that, just like the governor committed Rivers people to a N10 billion loan to host and write off the failed PDP national convention in Port Harcourt last May, Gov. Nyesom Wike is, this time, borrowing N9 billion to prosecute the forthcoming July 30 rerun election in Rivers State as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.”
The APC noted that it believed this action accentuates the level of feverish desperation that has enveloped the governor who it further said is infamous for coming to power at the needless expense of several lives of innocent Rivers people and Nigerians.
Continuing, the party said, “beyond going for the loan to be able to buy his way through, Gov. Wike has, under the guise of amnesty, primed his killing machines ably commanded by his murderous field commanders in the ONELGA, Ahoada East & West, Abua/Odual, Gokana-Khana-Tai and ASALGA-AKULGA-DELGA axes of Rivers State under the guise of illegal amnesty.”
“Gov. Nyesom Wike is obviously frightened by the prospect of his candidates losing in the forthcoming rerun elections especially in the Rivers South-East axis where his morbid fear for the rising profile and popularity of erudite lawyer, politician and grassroots man, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has become unbearable for him hence the need to go back to his killing strategy” the statement noted.
The APC called on the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Foluso Adebanjo, the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris and heads of other security agencies to step in to halt another killing spree before, during and after the forthcoming rerun elections by Gov. Nyesom Wike’s private soldiers across Rivers State.
“The APC is convinced that the recent changes in the nation’s security apparatus will prevent a repeat of the orgy of killings in Rivers State especially during the forthcoming rerun elections,” the statement concluded.