2019 election: Why Rivers people will return me without rigging – Wike

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has said he would never ask people of the state to rig election in his favour.

Speaking during a Thanksgiving service organised by the state Police Command in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Sunday, Wike said people of the state will vote for him due to the projects carried out by his government in 2019.

Wike stated that he would continue to deepen his relationship with the people of the state by ensuring that they get good governance.

He said: “I won’t tell you to rig elections for me, because I know that my projects will count. I am doing projects across the state because I know that the people are waiting for you (police). When you want to rig, the only security I will have will be the people.

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“I have projects spread everywhere. That is the sacrifice we have made. I am monitoring and inspecting projects everyday, because I will continue to build my friendship with the people.

“Whether you are wearing black or t-shirt, Rivers people will be there. Whether you come with armoured vehicles, Rivers people will be there. This time, you will see women. Let me see how you will kill them that day. I am recruiting Rivers people to protect democracy.”

The governor, however, commended the police and other security agencies for their sacrifices in crime fighting in the state.

Noting that he would continue to insist that the police do the right thing, Wike assured that his administration would continue to support their operations.

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