- Rivers state AAC candidate, Biokpomabo Awara, alleged some people are after his life
- Awara also accused Governor Wike of bribing his running mate who just defected to PDP N200 million
- The AAC governorship candidate expressed confidence of winning the election, despite his running mate's defection
The Rivers state governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, has alleged his life is in danger.
The Nation reports that Awara also claimed that his running mate, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, March 25, collected N200 million from Governor Nyesom Wike to defect from the AAC.
Legit.ng notes that these allegations are coming barely one week to April 2 commencement of collation of results of March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers state.
Awara who expressed surprise over the resignation of his running mate alleged that gunmen were on the trail of him and members of his family.
His words: “I saw my running mate’s resignation online. I have not received the resignation letter he claimed to have addressed to me. I do not know about Yeeh’s resignation.
“I have not received any resignation letter from my deputy. Christians the world over believe in fair play but Wike’s actions and reactions cast serious doubts on his sense of morality.
“Wike had earlier said the AAC was not a party to reckon with. It is shocking he could shamelessly use public funds meant for the development of Rivers state to shop for deputy governorship candidates of opposition parties.
“The same Rivers governor had earlier bought off the deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers state, despite existing provisions, which clearly show that deputies are part owners of joint tickets, who cannot be easily separated from their candidates, once they have appeared on the ballot.
“Despite the antics of Wike, Rivers people have obviously taken the position that the outgoing governor can no longer lead them.
“I won the March 9 governorship election. Whatever INEC plans to do, the Rivers people will resist attempts to steal their mandate.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday, March 25, said that nobody’s personal interest can be bigger than that of the Rivers adding that all leaders must work together to move the state forward.
Wike, who spoke when he received the deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress ( AAC), Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, at the Government House Port Harcourt, said history will be kind to the latter for placing Rivers interest above personal consideration.
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