2019: Only Rigging Can Make APC Win Elections – Wike
APC Will Lose 2019 General Elections
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stated that Rivers people will resist any attempt by the APC Federal Government to rig the 2019 elections, Naija News understands.
The governor who said this during an interview with TVC at the Government House Port Harcourt, noted that rigging is the only option left for the APC Federal Government. He, however, stated that the option will fail.
Governor Wike also said that he has no preferred presidential aspirant among those jostling for his party’s ticket.
“The people will resist. The people will stand their ground and insist that their votes must count. You saw the way the people resisted at the National Assembly when the DSS invaded, that is how it will be in 2019. The people will stand firm.
“You saw a Rivers girl lead the resistance. That is a Rivers girl. The hallmark of our courage as a people. This is not resistance by arms. We don’t need to go and carry arms. How many people can the federal might kill?”
The governor added:
“People should understand that Nigeria has gone beyond that point when anything you do, you get away with it. You see what happened at the National Assembly, could we have imagined in this world that the DG DSS would have been sacked?”
The governor noted that the rerun elections in Rivers State where the APC Federal Government deployed 40, 000 security personnel for rigging purposes, without success proved that Rivers people cannot be cowed.
Governor Wike debunked the claim that Federal might helped him in 2015. He said the 2016 rerun showed the popular party in the state.
He said: “They did the rerun, who won in the rerun? We won massively. The people stood their ground. If we had lost, you would have justifiably said that Federal might helped me in 2015.”
On the forthcoming presidential primaries of the PDP, Governor Wike said that he has no preferred aspirant for now. He added that no single governor can determine the Presidential Candidate for the PDP.
The governor noted that the emergence of Uche Secondus as National Chairman of PDP was the best thing to happen to the stability of the party.