Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of plotting to use his allies in the military and police to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the general elections, starting from Saturday in the state.
Wike alleged that Amaechi and his allies in the military and police are plotting to attack offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the state.
In a state broadcast on Thursday, the Governor disclosed that his claim was based on credible intelligence he gathered.
According to Wike: “Credible intelligence has linked Rotimi Amaechi and his cohorts in the factionalized APC with plans to prevent the peaceful conduct of the general elections in Rivers State with the support of some unpatriotic military and police officers.
“It is, therefore, most unfortunate that instead of using internal party mechanisms to settle the festering crisis before it was too late, Rotimi Amaechi chose to act with impunity and is now hunted by the unpleasant outcomes of his arrogance and disdain for due process.
“Even at that, the Supreme Court has spoken and the only rational path left for Rotimi Amaechi is to recognize the fact that justice has prevailed over impunity.”