Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government is working relentlessly to kill the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor, who noted that in the long run, it is the party that controls the federal government that will die politically, stated that deliberate efforts by agents of the federal government to stagnate development in Rivers State will not succeed.
Wike spoke on on Tuesday at Government House, Port Harcourt when he granted audience to the leadership of Non -Indigenes Without Borders chaired by Hon Emeka Onowu.
He said, “We have a sad situation where everything is being done at the Federal level to kill the PDP. However, in the end, it is their own political party that will die”.
The governor expressed dissatisfaction with the repeated plots to rig the forthcoming rerun elections in Rivers State, noting that nobody would be allowed to steal the mandate of Rivers people, no matter the deployment of pliant security agencies .
Wike said, “They are repeatedly shifting the date of the rerun elections, so that they can have a convenient time to rig. Nobody should be scared of their plan to use DSS and police to rig the rerun elections.
“The policeman that is carrying gun, how many people can he kill? In Turkey where they resisted the Army, are they not human beings? Nobody will circumvent the mandate of the Rivers people.”
He said as an opposition state, the people of Rivers State are aware that they will have battles for survival from those who control the federal level.
The governor explained that his action of October 8, 2016 was not geared towards stopping the DSS from arresting a Judge, but an action aimed at ensuring that the right process was followed.
National leader of the Non-Indigenes Without Borders, Hon. Emeka Onowu, lauded Wike for providing leadership that has helped to shape democracy in the country.
He commended the governor for being a detribalised governor who caters for all interest and ethnic groups .