- The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, accused a PDP House of Reps member, Farah Dagogo, of sponsoring the attack on the PDP secretariat in Port Harcourt
- Wike in a statement released on Wednesday, April 28, declared Dagogo wanted and directed the police to arrest him
- However, Dagogo who is seeking to succeed Wike as Rivers governor has dismissed the allegations made against him
Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike of River state has declared a member of the House of Representatives, Farah Dagogo, wanted for allegedly hiring suspected cultists to attack the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt.
The statement reads in part:
“The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared Hon. Farah Dagogo wanted for hiring cultists to attack the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Port Harcourt.
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“The governor has hereby directed the Rivers State Police Command to arrest Hon. Farah Dagogo for hiring cultists who stormed the PDP secretariat in Port Harcourt, and disrupted the screening of aspirants for various elective positions.
“The Police must as a matter of urgency arrest Farah Dagogo, wherever he is, and must be made to face prosecution.
“Already, some the hoodlums hired by Farah Dagogo have been arrested and will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
Why Governor Wike declared me wanted, Dagogo reacts
Denying Wike's allegations, Dagogo said he was never at the PDP Secretariat where aspirants for National and State Assembly were being screened since he was a governorship aspirant.
Rather, the lawmaker said the allegation against him was part of the plot by Wike to stop his screening for governorship position of Rivers scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Abuja.