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FG trying to frame me with illegal arms purchase for 2019 election, Wike alleges

FG plotting chaos, forceful takeover of Rivers in 2019-- Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has raised alarm that the Federal Government has contacted a Lebanese who has been directed to claim that he received money from him to procure arms for the 2019 elections.

Wike also spoke on the arrest of the orderly of Rivers State Special Anti-robbery Squad Commander, Akin Fakorede, and another SARs operative for armed robbery and kidnapping.

The governor, who spoke on Sunday during a thanksgiving service in honour of the Chairman of Rivers State Local Government Service Commission, Azubuike Nmerukini, at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Port Harcourt, said that the APC-led Federal Government had entered a devious mode with the belief that framing opponents would enhance its political fortunes.

He added that Nigerians initially thought he was playing politics until former President Olusegun Obasanjo revealed details of how the APC Federal Government planned to frame him up.

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“The Federal Government has arranged with a Lebanese to say that I told him to buy arms for the purpose of the forthcoming elections.

“I am not close to any Lebanese, let alone give money to anyone to buy arms for elections. We have dutifully served our people and we don’t need to purchase arms for elections.

“If elections are held 20,000 times, we will win because our projects have positively impacted the lives of our people,” he said.

The governor stated that the Federal Government was also planning to sponsor crisis in Rivers State ahead of the 2019 elections.

Wike pointed out that the aim was for the elections in the state to be postponed.

He said the target was to use security agencies for rigging purposes.

 

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