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Rivers Re-run: Wike Blasts Security Agencies, Says We’ll Be More Prepared In 2019

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 13, (THEWILL) – Reverberations from Saturday's legislative re-run elections are yet to die down as the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has berated security agencies in the state for their partisan role during the elections in the state, vowing not to fund them again.

The Governor, who spoke at the Government House on Monday, commended the people of the state for standing up in defence of democracy and the interest of Rivers State, declaring that a repeat of what transpired in the course of the polls will be guarded against during the 2019 general elections.

According to him, “What has happened today will not happen in 2019. Now they have told us, they will see that we will also be prepared. This will not happen again.

“I have told the security agencies, you come and collect security money from me and use it against Rivers people. Enough is enough. They will now be depending on NDDC for their funding. Let me see where it will take them to.

“Rivers people must work as brothers and sisters and defend our interests. We don't have police, we don't have army, but we have God. And so, we must put our house in order and be our own police, be our own Army.

“We have no confidence in the Army, we have no confidence in the police; we have no confidence in the SSS. They have shown that there is no democracy in Nigeria.”

Wike went on to assert that politicians like his predecessor, now the Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, were not on the ground and would never win elections in the state.