Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is always in the news. The latest is the audio clip in which he allegedly threatened to deal with a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
But in this interview with a select group of journalists in Port Harcourt, the governor spoke on various issues and dismissed the story as a fairy tale and part of the desperate efforts of the All Progressives Congress(APC) to win elections at all costs.
You expressed misgivings about the outcome of the recent rerun election and you wondered that if it goes like this whether there would be 2019 general elections; can you please throw more light on this?
It is very clear. Why do we say so? If you can have an invasion for an ordinary legislative election by the security agencies: military, Police, SSS and INEC for legislative rerun, then if you are having elections for Presidential, gubernatorial and assuming that the President declares intention that he wants to run, then it will not just be an invasion but a tsunami. Anybody that stands in their way will be crushed. They will bring fighter jets. They will invade people’s houses who oppose them. They will bomb their houses. That is the only way they can make it. Because the type of elections we have in Rivers State for
They will bomb their houses. That is the only way they can make it. Because the type of elections we have in Rivers State for a legislative rerun, one begins to wonder what happens in 2019. Then if you have presidential and gubernatorial and the president shows interest, it means anybody who thinks of 2019 is wasting his time. It will be war, if you don’t agree, they bomb you. That is what they will do to win.
If you can bring 28,000 policemen, three helicopters, 20 gunboats, you trained special military to hijack the ballots, special SARS from outside the state for just a rerun, what should I say? Some of them even had juju in their vehicles for just a legislative rerun that had to do with only a particular state. Then, when we have presidential and gubernatorial, what will happen! Times that by 20 of what has happened.
If you don’t die before the election, you will die on the day of the election. So for me, one should go home and rest for an election that will not be. Those that oppose them must die before that day. If you are strong enough and you don’t die before that day, you will die on the election day. That is the essence of it. They will kill anybody who does not agree with them. I saw it, it is not that I was told.