Andrew Uchendu, a member of the All Progressives Congress, representing Rivers East Senatorial District, has alleged that the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, militarised the recent elections in the state.
Uchendu who said the Nigerian Army was innocent contrary to Wike’s claims, alleged that Wike armed thugs in military uniforms and they carried out most of the killings and violent acts that took place in the state during the elections.
He stated this in Abuja yesterday while speaking with newsmen on the reason for the crisis over the yet to be concluded governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.
He said, “Governor Wike on March 9, when the governorship election held, stormed Obio-Akpor Local Government Collation Centre with over 200 armed thugs.
“They shot an Army captain, by name Salami, to death and injured many others, all in the process of falsifying already collated results from the ward levels.”
He alleged further that Wike worked with the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Obo Effanga, to manipulate the election results in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“All the narratives out there including the one said by Senator Dino Melaye ( PDP Kogi West), on the floor of the Senate on the alleged militarization of the last general elections in Rivers State, were nothing but falsehood sponsored by Governor Wike,” he added.