Gov Wike Says There Are Plots To Impose Emergency Rule In Rivers
The Rivers state government has raised a fresh alarm that there are plots to impose emergency rule in the state.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim.
He alleged that the plot was attempted but foiled during the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Nsirim noted that similar a attempt is being made by some persons using COVID-19 to create a rift between the federal government and the state.
“They did everything within their powers to ensure that the 2019 Governorship Election results were not announced but also failed,” he said.
As the build up for the 2023 elections and jostle for Presidential and Vice-Presidential tickets is gathering momentum, they want to use COVID-19 to create a crisis as if the State is at war with the Federal Government.“They have decided to create unnecessary tension as if indigenes of Ahoada, Eleme and Port Harcourt are fighting with Northerners not to carry out their legitimate businesses.”
The commissioner said the state government is doing its duty of protecting citizens despite alleged plans by some politicians in Abuja to fuel crisis in the state in order to acquire power.
He asked residents to support the state government to foil the alleged plans to disrupt the peace in the state.
“Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, States like Enugu, Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Kaduna States have been intercepting lorries carrying human beings instead of foodstuffs,” he said.
This is the same thing that the Rivers State Government is doing to protect the State from COVID-19.
“Bandits have been killing innocent people in Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna States and indigenes of these States, no matter their political differences, are working together to protect their States