The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday said the failure of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is the reason why the party did not campaign in the state ahead of the Saturday’s rerun election.
He made the declaration during the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign for Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency at Afara.
The governor noted that the failure of the ruling APC has led to the collapse of all developmental structures in the country.
Wike noted that despite the alleged illegal collaboration between APC and Police, people of the state will not allow the rigging of tomorrow’s rerun election.
According to the governor, while the PDP’s campaign is performance based, the leaders of APC are allegedly plotting to rig the rerun with the Independent National Electorial Commission, INEC, and Police.
He said, “APC has failed Nigeria. Nigeria has collapsed. The only state that is working in Nigeria is Rivers. That is why the APC cannot campaign here.
“We will not allow a situation where we will campaign, but APC will liaise with the Police and INEC to rig. The votes of our people must count. Allow democracy to thrive in Nigeria.
“You cannot continue to deceive the people. We shall not allow the police and other security agencies hijack electoral materials on Saturday. “