We didn’t mobilise militants to rig Edo polls, says Wike
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied allegations by his Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, that he has mobilised militants to rig the Edo governorship election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
Wike said claims by Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole, that they donated N2 billion for the cause was false, as they have never made such financial donation.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, who spoke behalf of the governor, said there was never a time that they mobilized militants to rig the postponed polls.
Governor Wike said he has no links with militants in the region and anywhere else in the country. He explained that he only gave moral support to the PDP candidate in Edo State to overcome the ineptitude and dysfunction the All Progressives Congress (APC) imposed on the people.
The governor said he would continue to give moral support to democratic forces, not just in the region, but across the country to bring better life to Nigerians. He called on the people of Edo State to ensure that whenever the election is held they should stand firm in defence of their sovereign right to vote
for the PDP.