Rivers APC raises alarm over massive arms build up ahead of rerun poll

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged security agents on reports of massive arms build-up by the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration in the leadup to Saturday’s legislative re-run elections in the state.

According to the party, the report by the state government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging the withdrawal of Wike’s security aides and an assassination threat on the Governor is a hoax meant to deflect attention from the reports of an arms build up and other sinister plots that the administration plans to execute on election day.

“Nobody is after Wike. The governor and the PDP’s diversionary and false alarm is hinged on the reality that they will lose the legislative re-run elections once security is tightened in Rivers State.

“Again, the PDP and the Rivers State Governor are haunted by their horrible past misdeeds. Nigerians recall how Wike, then a PDP Minister used federal institutions to harass, intimidate and threaten the life of perceived political enemies particularly Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who was then governor of Rivers State.

“Under Wike’s watch, political thugs and criminal gangs have continued to kill and maim APC members and innocent citizens in Rivers State.”

The party said, President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration has successively demonstrated the will to ensure that all elections are free, transparent and credible.

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