Wike says federal government is bent on killing PDP

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The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, yesterday has claimed that the Federal Government is working relentlessly to kill the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but warned that it is the party that controls the Federal Government that will die politically.

Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt when the leadership of Non-Indigenes Without Borders, chaired by Emeka Onowu visited him, he asserted that deliberate efforts being made by agents of the federal government to stagnate development in Rivers State will not succeed.

Wike had some time ago criticized the statement released by the Department of State Services, DSS, detailing how operatives found a huge amount of money during nationwide raids on homes of judges. He stated that the report was concocted to justify an unconstitutional assault on the nation’s judiciary.

Addressing the non-indigenes, 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, who expressed dissatisfaction with the repeated plots to rig the forth-coming rerun elections in the state, asserted that nobody would be allowed to steal the mandate of Rivers people, “no matter the deployment of pliant security agencies.

“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 Department of Sate Services, DSS, and police to rig the rerun elections.

“How many people can a policeman that is carrying gun kill? In Turkey, where they resisted the army, were they not human beings? Nobody will circumvent the mandate of the Rivers people,” he said.

The governor pointed out that 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.

He explained that his action of October 8 was not geared towards stopping the DSS from arresting a judge, but an action aimed at ensuring that the right process was followed.

Wike said anyone who votes or does business in Rivers State is entitled to the proceeds of good governance from his administration, stating that he took a deliberate decision to always accommodate non-indigenes in the local government caretaker committees for councils with considerable presence of non-indigenes.

He added that non-indigenes play a critical role in the politics of the state because of their population.

Via Daily Post

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