- A group has warned Governor Nyesom Wike against scoring political points with the DSS
- The group alleged that the governor has developed the habit of trying to compromise security agencies ahead of the Rivers State governorship election collation
- According to NDF, the group is appalled that the governor has continued with a mission to destroy the credibility of critical national institutions
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has been warned against rubbishing the image and efforts of the Department of Security Service (DSS) to score cheap political points over the state's gubernatorial election.
The National Democratic Front in its warning alleged that the governor has developed the habit of trying to compromise security agencies ahead of the Rivers State governorship election collation.
In a statement released in Abuja on Monday, April 1, NDF described the DSS and the Nigerian Army personnel as professionals who can never be compromised and no amount of intimidation will force them to abandon the duty of safeguarding the country
The statement signed bu the publicity secretary of NDF, Jasper Ojua, said the group is appalled that Wike has continued with his mission to destroy the credibility of critical national institutions.
Ojua said the attitude of undermining Nigeria for the interest of one individual is unacceptable in its totality.
He said: "Perhaps Wike’s actual grouse with the DSS has more to do with his thug’s inability to impersonate the operatives of the service as they did with the military. He is also upset with the Service for blocking his attempts to promote separatist sentiments in River state."
"But same as Wike’s ‘boys’ were unable to impersonate the DSS, he should note that the service, like the Nigerian Army, will not compromise to partially take sides with him against the wishes of the electorates," Ojua said.
"Instead of throwing tantrums and hallucinating a non-existent gang-up of federal agencies against him, Wike should rather focus on articulating his defence at the expiration of his immunity when the people of Rivers state drag him before various judicial institutions over the theft of their resources, attempt to pervert their votes, murder of their loved ones, attempting to declare a Rivers state secession from Nigeria and radicalization of their youths into terrorists.
"By the time the consequences of these sins against his own people start coming home to roost he would definitely be blaming the Nigerian Prison Service for accepting to making him serve the resulting multiple jail terms.
"The National Democratic Front there advises Wike to desist from the already flopping strategy of discrediting security and military agencies in the hope that they will abandon Rivers state to allow him have the chance at successfully manipulating the elections," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will not be conducting fresh governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers state.
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The electoral umpire made the disclosure at a meeting held at an event centre, located along Eastern Bye-Pass, Port Harcourt.
The INEC national commissioner in charge of Bayelsa, Rivers and Edo states, May Agbamuche-Mbu, said the objective of the meeting was to brief stakeholders on the activities and schedule of the collation by the electoral body.
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