Rivers: We’ll resist Military, Police Harassment Of Voters In Re-Run Poll —Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State
has warned that the state would resist any move by the Federal Government to
manipulate the coming National Assembly re-run election in the state with
soldiers and policemen.
The governor gave the warning,
yesterday, when his supporters received him at the Port Harcourt International
Airport.
The governor who said that his
prolonged silence should not be mistaken for weakness, assured that all members
of the party in the National Assembly whose elections were nullified would be
returned in the re-run election.

Describing the nullification of
his election by the Appeal Court  as a
temporary set back, Wike enjoined his supporters to remain peaceful, directing
that campaigns should commence at the various units and wards of the party.
He said that he was confident of
emerging victorious at the end of the day, adding that he had instructed his
lawyers to challenge the verdict of the Appeal Court at the Supreme Court.
He also promised to abide by the
judgment that will come from the apex court.
“I want to warn, let nobody
attempt to do what happened in Bayelsa State here. Since they said they have
annulled the election, let them come and conduct fresh election. Let nobody
think that they can use soldiers and policemen to intimidate us. We will resist
any such attempt. We have maintained our cool for a long time.  Our calmness should not be mistaken for
weakness.
“We shall return all our National
Assembly members as a way of disgracing those who think they will snatch the
mandate of the people,” he said.

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