Things are far from being settled between Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
As the re-run election for the legislative house is set to take place this Saturday, Wike, during the grand finale of the PDP campaign rally held at Ikwerre Local government area, revealed that the party had discovered APC’s plan to:
swap original election result sheets on the voting day
He continued by flipping a list he claimed to be the list of INEC Returning Officers stressing on the fact that :
INEC has recruited APC members as adhoc staff.
Governor Wike, also charged voters to beat up Rotimi Amaechi, should he be seen driving around on election day, adding that the party has made plans on how to stop APC from rigging the election.
We know their plans. They have arranged how to swap original results on that day. They want to do it Amina Zakari. Tell them we have passed that stage. Is this how Nigeria wants to change? We heard Amaechi will be moving from polling booth to polling booth. Let him try it. I will show him that I am the Governor of Rivers State. I challenge him to move around. If he dares come to anybody’s polling booth and you see him, beat him thoroughly.
While at a different rally at Etche Local government, Amaechi vowed to dare Wike on Election day. He also added that this is necessary so as to curb the governor’s need of intimidating the people.
Left to me, ordinarily I would have just voted at my polling unit on Saturday and go back to my hotel room but to show him I’m more powerful, I will visit his ward. I will visit his ward and call him Nyesom Wike. I don’t understand. He is just threatening you. He is intimidating you.