Amaechi Accuses Police Of Helping PDP As Wike Reveals Why Electorates Refused To Vote
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has addressed newsmen after casting his vote on the ongoing gubernatorial election in the South-South State.
Naija News reports that Wike accredited and voted at his Obio Akpor Ward 9 Unit 7.
Speaking to newsmen, he said, “I can say they (INEC) have done very well unlike what we had on 25 February. They have improved more than what we had in February.”
On voter apathy, the governor said, “When the first election came and go, if people didn’t get what they want, they’re discouraged. And you can’t force people to vote.”
On his part, former Minister of Transportation and leader, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, slammed the police and INEC over the conduct of the election.
Amaechi after voting at his home town, Ubima Ward 8 Unit 14 said, “There is total failure of governance in the country. Complete failure. Police is helping PDP to arrest APC members, arrest SDP members.
“Gongs are being beaten about in the whole communities asking people who will not vote PDP not to come or they would be beaten. People are being beaten, the governor (Wike) has declared people wanted and nobody has spoken.
“The governor has no right to declare anybody wanted. The IG (Inspector General of Police) is doing nothing, nobody doing anyrhing. Complete failure. There is voter apathy in Rivers. Nobody wants to come out because people are scared.
“INEC is complete failure. There are those of us who opposed the reappointment of Yakubu Mahmood. The person who nominated him is a member of Tinubu’s camp. So what are you expecting?
“Here in Rivers state, Mahmood worked under Wike as Executive Secretary of TETFund, so what you are having in Rivers is that APC and other parties are contesting, not against PDP, but against INEC, against Police”