Governor Chief Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the Federal Government is, by all means, trying to decimate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said the “deliberate efforts” by agents of the Buhari-administration to stagnate development in his state will fail, adding that the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) will fall into the trap set for the PDP.
He stated this on Tuesday, October 18 while receiving the leadership of Non-Indigenes Without Borders led by Mr Emeka Onowu at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.
“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,” Wike said.
He condemned the alleged repeated plots of the APC to rig the forthcoming rerun legislative elections in the state, affirming that they will be stopped from stealing the mandate of the people of Rivers State.
He 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 the DSS and police to rig the rerun elections.
“The policeman that is carrying a 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.”
According to him, the Rivers people are not surprised as they are aware that being an opposition state, they will battle for survival from federal powers.
Justifying his action against the operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) at the residence of a judge on October 8, the Governor explained that his aim was not to stop the security officials from arresting a judge but to ensure due process was followed.