Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged that the redeployment of some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) electoral officers in the state means the electoral commission is colluding with the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to rig the 2019 General Elections.
Wike said this on Saturday, while on a thank you visit to Etche Local Government Area for their support to the PDP during the Supplementary Elections.
Governor Wike said: “INEC is planning to rig the 2019 General elections.
“They claim they are re-deploying the 23 Electoral Officers in the state. But we have authentic intelligence that INEC has consulted APC and they plan to post Electoral Officers from APC states to Rivers State.
“These pliant Electoral Officers being handpicked from APC states are to help in rigging the elections in 2019 “.
Governor Wike said the people of Rivers State would be vigilant and resist any attempts to rig the elections.
“If they like, let them post their fathers to Rivers State, we will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 elections in the state.
“Our people will remain vigilant,” he said.
“They can rig in another state, certainly not Rivers State. For us, we must elect our representatives through the democratic process. Nobody will intimidate us”, he said.