Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revealed the “illegal” plot by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and INEC National Commissioner, Mrs Amina Zakari to swap authentic results from polling units with fake results on March 19, 2016.
Also, Governor Wike declared that any attempt by Amaechi to move around polling booths on election will be vehemently resisted by the people who will publicly disgrace Amaechi should he attempt to violate the electoral guidelines.
Speaking during the grand finale of the Rivers East Senatorial District Campaign Rally of PDP at Elele in Ikwerre LGA, Wike said: “All those who plan to swap result sheets, may their souls rest in peace. Nobody will rig in Rivers State.
“Anybody who thinks Amaechi will give them result sheets to swap, should be ready to swap their dead bodies. I have told the REC, you were here before, you can’t play games with me “.
Wike said it is his responsibility to take steps to stop politicians plotting to rig elections in the state with the connivance of INEC National Commissioner, Mrs Amina Zakari.
He alleged that the University of Port Harcourt Vice Chancellor was compelled by Amaechi and APC leadership to draw up a list of INEC Adhoc staff dominated by former APC caretaker committee chairmen and confirmed APC members to organise the rerun elections. Wike also announced the names of the APC leaders on the list of Adhoc staff.
He noted that he had written a formal letter with proofs and details to INEC National Chairman, complaining of the issue.
The governor said that President Buhari should not allow Amaechi cause crisis in the state because of his personal interest.
In his remarks, National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff stated that the Rivers State is a PDP state where the people are satisfied with the performance of the Governor.
Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus described Amaechi as a confirmed thief who stole Rivers monies which he used to finance APC national campaigns.
In his remark, Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah alleged that Amaechi is the “chief sponsor of cultism in Rivers state”.