Ahead of the December 10 legislative rerun election, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the leadership of INEC of handing over original copies of result sheets to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, towards an alleged plan to rig the poll.
Wike, who spoke in Etche Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, alleged that Amaechi made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting of Rivers APC leaders.
Governor Wike said that he was in possession of the proceedings of the Abuja “illegal” meeting of the APC.
He alleged that Amaechi assured the Rivers APC leaders at the Abuja meeting that the original result sheets supplied by INEC would be used for the December 10 rerun elections to facilitate victory for the APC candidates.
“While we are working for the people of Rivers State to convince them to vote for us, the APC is busy working with the INEC to rig the rerun elections.
“On December 10, follow your results bumper to bumper. Don’t allow anyone to swap results. I urge the Etche people to follow their results,” he said.
The governor stated that the Rivers APC members who were arrested while printing fake result sheets for INEC were transferred to Zone 6 Police Command headquarters in Calabar.
He also alleged that arrangements had been concluded to take them to Abuja with a plan to release them in line with the request of the APC.
Wike added, “Tell them, INEC you cannot rig election in Etche. Tell INEC, you cannot support another party to rig the election.”
He said the APC had concluded plans with security agencies to arrest the chairmen of Etche Local Government Area, Ikwerre Local Government Area and other leaders of the party to create room for the rigging of the rerun elections.