Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike says he has in his possession a video recording of how the Commissioner of Police in the state, Francis Odesanya intends to rig the Dec. 10 re-run election.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

According to The Punch, the governor made the allegation while speaking during a ceremony to commence the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area on Monday.

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“We are now in possession of the DVD of how the Police commissioner and some politicians were planning on how to rig the forthcoming legislative rerun elections in Rivers State.

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“At the appropriate time, we shall release the materials for Nigerians to understand the depth of the electoral fraud being perpetrated by INEC and police.

“For the security of this all important audio-visual material, we have mass produced them and kept them at different locations. Nigerians are entitled to know the truth about the unfortunate rigging machine. Now that we have caught them on tape, this will shake the world. Rivers State is not like other states where you can plot and execute easy rigging plans,” the governor said.

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But in his reaction, the state Police commissioner said he is non-partisan, and the governor can go ahead to release the video clip, rather than distract him from his duties.

“My position is this: I am going to be neutral, I am going to be non-partisan, I am going to be neutral and everybody will have a level-playing field. I am planning how to make election free and fair, but he (governor) is distracting me with all these; The governor is saying he has a clip where I was discussing with the APC on how to rig the election. Election is barely two weeks; if he has a clip, why is he saying it? Let him release it now.

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“I don’t know whether a minister of the Federal Republic cannot be seen talking with me. If the minister representing the state is in town and he calls me, can I not see him? Is it an offence?,” he asked.

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