The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of plotting to bomb INEC offices, destroy voting materials at registration area centres and disrupt the peaceful conduct of the Saturday elections in the state.
Wike explained that Amaechi was purportedly in liaison with some military and police officers, planning to allegedly carry out the attack on INEC offices.
Nyesom Wike said, “Credible intelligence has linked Rotimi Amaechi and his cohorts in the factionalised 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.”
He said several Hilux vehicles painted in military colours and gunboats donated by a top official of Nigeria Ports Authority had been handed over to the militants to carry out the attacks across the state.
Wike expressed worry over what he described as needless threats of violence by the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council at the party’s last presidential rally on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.
The governor described the internal crisis rocking the APC in the state as the consequence of Amaechi’s arrogance and refusal to follow due process.
“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,” he added.