Nyesom Wike, the sitting Governor of Rivers state has stated publicly that the state will not allow the Federal Government to manipulate the forthcoming state assembly re run elections with Soldiers and Poice officers. He made this statement as he was received at the Port-Harcourt international airport by his supporters.
Wike added that his silence should not be taken for weakness and ceased the opportunity to assure all members of his party who had their elections nullified that they will emerge victorious.
“I want to warn, let nobody attempt to do what happened in Bayelsa State here. Since they said they have annulled the election, let them come and conduct fresh election. Let nobody think that they can use soldiers and policemen to intimidate us. We will resist any such attempt. We have maintained our cool for a long time. Our calmness should not be mistaken for weakness.
“We shall return all our National Assembly members as a way of disgracing those who think they will snatch the mandate of the people,” Wike said.