Wike to election riggers: You’ll be treated as armed robbers

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Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike at the thanksgiving service at Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has repeated his threat to any official of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who has the intention of coming to the state to rig the forthcoming rerun state and National Assembly elections prepare his will as he will be meted with the same punishment as an armed robber.
According to him, the people believe in the transformational leadership of the PDP, stressing that it was exhibited in Bayelsa State, where the use of force by security agents failed to deliver electoral victory.
“Anyone who plans to rig an election is an armed robber and should be treated as such. If you are coming to rig an election in the state, first prepare your will before embarking on the journey. Inform your wife or husband and go ahead to say your last prayer.
“When they used the security forces in Bayelsa State, it didn’t work. It will also not work here in Rivers State. Rivers State is a peaceful state and our people are peace loving. We want to remain so.”
Wike has also declared every 27 January as work-free day to commemorate the day his governorship mandate was affirmed at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court delivered the judgment validating Governor Wike’s election on 27 January, 2016.
While addressing thousands of civil servants at the State Civil Service Secretariat in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that the public holiday signifies God’s intervention in the affairs of Rivers State.
He said: “Every January 27 will be observed as a public holiday in this state because that is the day God came down to save Rivers State. What people …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper