- Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged the British government to prevail on INEC and security agencies to allow free and fair election in 2019
- The governor said that the election will be peaceful if INEC and security agencies allow electorate to vote for their candidates
- Wike said this when he hosted the deputy British high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils at the government house in Port Harcourt
Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor has urged the international community to prevail on Nigeria's electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies not to interfere with the 2019 general elections.
The Rivers state governor made the call when he hosted Laure Beaufils, deputy British high commissioner to Nigeria at the government house in Port Harcourt.
Wike said that the election will be peaceful if INEC and security agencies allow electorate to vote for their candidates.
“Let them come out totally that they are willing to tell the government of Nigeria, to tell the security agencies, to tell INEC, do the needful. Don’t interfere in the electoral process.
“Let the people determine what will happen. What their fate will be. If that happens, I can assure you that, we will not have any violence. The election will be free and fair.”he said.
“Our experience is that we don’t have trust in these agencies and we don’t want to be deceived because of the interest they have in Rivers state.
“I wonder if these security agencies will be committed to Rivers state, the way they were in Osun state. Nobody has come out in Osun state to accuse security agencies of being openly involved. Why can’t they do that in Rivers state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, said he was ready to die in 2019 to ensure victory for the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the forthcoming general elections.
Wike said former president Goodluck Jonathan lost election in 2015 because he was surrounded by people who were not sincere.
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The governor speaking in an interview said there was lack of commitment and sincerity among PDP members during the 2015 general election.
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