Militarised election: Rivers senator indicts Wike


The All Progressives Congress member representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Andrew Uchendu, has accused the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, of militarising the recent elections in the state.

He said the Nigerian Army was innocent contrary to Wike’s claims.

Uchendu stated this in Abuja on Thursday during an interview with journalists on the crisis over the yet to be concluded  governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.

He alleged that Wike’s armed thugs in military uniforms carried out most of the killings and violent acts that took place in the state during the elections.

He said, “Governor Wike on March 9, when the governorship election held, stormed Obio-Akpor Local Government Collation Centre with over 200 armed thugs.

“They shot an Army captain, by name Salami, to death and injured many others, all in the process of falsifying already collated results from the ward levels.”

He alleged further that Wike worked with the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Obo Effanga, to manipulate the election results in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“All the narratives out there including the one said by Senator Dino Melaye ( PDP Kogi West), on the floor of the Senate on alleged militarisation of the last general elections in Rivers State, were nothing but falsehood sponsored by Governor Wike,” he added. Punch


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