The All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to a leaked audio recording in which Governor Nyesom Wike allegedly bribed and threatened to kill electoral officers, saying it confirms its worst fears that the December 10 rerun elections in Rivers were rigged.
The ruling party noted that the content of the recording made public by SaharaReporters on Thursday, provides evidence of unwholesome practices.
This was contained in a statement signed by their National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja.
“The leaked audio recording showing the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike admitting to bribing some electoral officials and threatening to kill them if his instructions were not followed has confirmed the fears raised by the All Progressives Congress in the lead up to the recently conducted December 10, 2016 legislative re-run elections in the State.
“Going by the revelations from the leaked audio recordings, it is obvious that Governor Wike may have engaged in unwholesome conducts that might have compromised the integrity of the electoral process and undermined his office as the Chief Security Officer of a state.
“The only logical conclusion from this therefore is that the electoral victories of the Peoples Democratic Party may have been achieved through underhand dealings and intimidation of officials.”