Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that following the way the December 10 legislative rerun was conducted, 2019 elections will be a “tsunami,” PUNCH reports.
Wike made this known while addressing journalists on Thursday night.
“If you can have an invasion by the military, police, DSS and INEC for an ordinary legislative rerun election, then if you have presidential and governorship election, it will be a Tsunami.
There will be fighter jets; they will locate people’s houses and bomb them because that is the only thing remaining. That is why I said anybody who is thinking about 2019 is wasting his time.
28,000 policemen, three gunboats and others; even DPOs were transferred a day to the election. Some of the security agents had charms in their vehicles for the legislative rerun. They must bomb everybody who does not agree with them,” Wike said.
Wike, reacting to the audio clip where he was allegedly threatening to kill INEC officials during the rerun elections, said that it was sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“When you look at certain things, you just laugh. At no time did I speak to any electoral officer, let alone issue threats to any electoral officer. There is nowhere I spoke to an electoral officer, threatening him or her as the case maybe.
It is totally not correct. The major issue is: did the police participate in rigging election? Did the army participate in rigging the election? Did INEC compromise?
Let them face the reality and stop chasing shadows. What is audio clip? What can’t this government do? I don’t have an orderly; I don’t have a chief security officer, I don’t have camp commandant. All were taken away before the election.
They have now arrested and detained the policemen, who accompanied me to the collation centre to stop him. Even Akin Fakorede (the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Commander in the state), who was caught on video, has been released so that police can bungle it. What kind of country is this?” he said.