The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike have continued their mudslinging ahead of the re-run legislative elections this Saturday.
At the grand finale of the PDP campaign rally held at Ikwerre Local government area, Wike alleged that the party had uncovered an alleged plan by the APC to “swap original election result sheets on the voting day”.
Governor Wike, who flipped a list purported to be the list of INEC Returning Officers stressed that “INEC has recruited APC members as adhoc staff.”
The Rivers state Governor at the rally charged voters to beat-up the Minister of Transport if they see him driving around on election day. Wike also stated that all the alleged plans of the APC will be resisted.
In his words, “We know their plans. They have arranged how to swap original results on that day. They want to do it Amina Zakari. Tell them we have passed that stage. Is this how Nigeria wants to change? We heard Amaechi will be moving from polling booth to polling booth. Let him try it. I will show him that I am the Governor of Rivers State. I challenge him to move around. If he dares come to anybody’s polling booth and you see him, beat him thoroughly.”
In a swift reaction, the Minister of Transport at another rally at Etche Local government area vowed to dare Wike on election day.
Amaechi said he will move around to show Wike that he was more powerful than him, adding that it was important to stop the Governor from intimidating the people of the state.
“Left to me, ordinarily I would have just voted at my polling unit on Saturday and go back to my hotel room but to show him I’m more powerful, I will visit his ward. I will visit his ward and call him Nyesom Wike. I don’t understand. He is just threatening you. He is intimidating you,” Amaechi said.