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Bloody Rivers: Driver to Wike’s CoS killed



Bloody Rivers as driver to Wike’s COS is killed

The violence that marred the National and State assembly rerun elections in Rivers State continued Sunday evening as Governor Nyesom Wike’s Chief of Staff driver was killed.

Though allegations have been flying about as to how the driver to Emeka Woke, the Chief of Staff to the governor died, it is still unclear how he met his untimely end.

Governor Wike while speaking with reporters at the Government House Sunday night, alleged that he was killed by NIMASA’s new boss, and his security details.

He said: “Remember I warned that today’s Nigeria is not yesterday’s Nigeria. Things that were done wrongly before cannot be done wrongly now. I warned that the people will resist any attempt to rig.

“Now they have the Federal might, army, police, INEC and DSS, but we have the people.

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“The driver to my chief of staff has been shot to death this evening, including others who were killed on Election Day. I am surprised to see the kind of desperation displayed by some politicians in this rerun election.

”I saw the military acting as if Rivers State is at war. I saw those working with me being harassed and arrested. My SSG, Commissioner for Environment Prof. Roseline Konya and some PDP members were arrested and manhandled”, Wike said.

It would be recalled that the rerun election in the state was marred by violence, abductions and controversies. The violence and disruptions made the Independent National Electoral Commission., INEC to suspend elections in eight local government areas on Saturday, citing incidences of violence and disruptions.

However, the electoral body later, on Sunday night, announced the total suspension of further action of the rerun election. It gave the abduction of its permanent and adhoc staff to unknown destination and other fatalities as reasons for the suspension.

It is yet to be known what next line action the electoral body would take

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