The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged a plot by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari, to swap authentic results from polling units with fake results on March 19, 2016.
Also, Governor Wike declared that any attempt by Amaechi to move around polling booths on election day will be vehemently resisted by the people who will publicly disgrace him for violating the electoral guidelines.
Speaking during the grand finale of the Rivers East Senatorial District Campaign Rally of the Peoples Democratic Party at Elele in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Wike said: “All those who plan to swap result sheets, may their souls rest in peace.
“Nobody will rig in Rivers State.
“Anybody who thinks Amaechi will give them result sheets to swap should be ready to swap their dead bodies.
“I have told the REC: You were here before, you can’t play games with me.”
The governor said it is his responsibility to take steps to stop politicians plotting to rig elections in the state with the connivance of Zakari.
He informed that the University of Port Harcourt Vice Chancellor was compelled by Amaechi and leadership of the All Progressives Congress drew up a list of INEC Adhoc staff dominated by former APC caretaker committee chairmen and confirmed APC members to organise the rerun elections scheduled for March 19.
He announced the names of the APC leaders on the list of INEC Adhoc staff.
Wike said he had written a formal letter with proofs and details to INEC Chairman.
The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari should not allow Amaechi to cause crisis in the state because of his personal interest.
In his remarks, the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, stated that Rivers State is a PDP state where the people are satisfied with the performance of the Governor.
The Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, described Amaechi as a confirmed thief who stole Rivers State monies, which he used to finance APC national campaigns.
The Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, alleged that Amaechi is the chief sponsor of cultism in the state.