▪58 Governorship Candidates Condemn ongoing plot by APC and INEC to disrupt Rivers Governorship Election.
It was recorded that 58 Governorship Candidates in Rivers State on Friday re-affirmed their endorsement of the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike ,
declaring that they would work for his success during the Governorship Election on 9 March, 2019.
They condemned the killings by the military during the Presidential and National Assembly elections,
stating that immediate steps must be taken to avert using the military against Rivers people during the Governorship/State Assembly elections.
We have come for a solidarity visit because as the father of the State, you are pained on what is happening.
We condemn in totality, the unwarranted killings by the military.
58 Gorvernorship Candidates on a group pictures with the Rivers State Governor Wike.The APC knowing they are not on the ballot , plan to perpetrate evil and ensure that elections don’t hold”.
“The 58 Governorship Candidates maintain their endorsement of Governor Wike.
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What we have said still remains. We will give all necessary support for the Governor to be re-elected”, he said.
The governorship candidates declared that the exclusion of the APC from the ballot was an act of God.
The chairman, Ihunwo said even without being on the ballot, APC has unleashed violence on Rivers people.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated that no one man born of woman can determine the political destiny of Rivers State.
“If we rely on the security agencies, by now we will not be here. Only God protects us in Rivers State.
If you see the connivance between the APC and the security agencies, you will marvel how we have gone so low.
The security agencies aiding individuals to perpetrate crime. It is unfortunate”.
“You cannot cling to power through the blood of innocent people.
Those people who believe that the only way they can come to power is when they finish killing everybody, should emulate these Governorship Candidates.
“The crisis in APC is self-inflicted. Even the PDP had its own crisis. Instead of APC sorting out their own crisis, they are shifting it to innocent people.
It is not only in Rivers State that APC has crisis. They have the same problem in Cross River State. But you have not seen them killing anybody.
They have not said that they will destroy everywhere because they are struggling on who becomes a Governorship Candidate.
“A particular party is threatening that if they are not on the ballot, there will be no election in Rivers State and nobody has done anything.
The security agencies are always by their side, supporting evil”, he said.
Governor Wike said that Rivers people are committed to the peaceful conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
He said that the March 9, 2019 elections will be conducted peacefully and Rivers State will emerge victorious
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