Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, yesterday, issued a stern warning to President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to resist any move to manipulate the National Assembly re-run election in the state with soldiers and policemen.
The governor gave the warning at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, while addressing his supporter who came to welcome him as he arrived the state from Abuja, vowing that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is ready and well prepared to resist the federal government’s plan to manipulate the elections.
He said: “I want to warn, let nobody attempt to do what happened in Bayelsa State here. Since they said they have annulled the elections, let them come and conduct fresh elections.
“Let nobody think that they can use soldiers and policemen to intimidate us. We will resist any such attempt. We have maintained our cool for a long time. Our calmness should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness.
“We shall return all our National Assembly members as a way to disgrace those who think they will snatch the mandate of the people.”
In addition, he said that he was confident of emerging victorious and that he had instructed his lawyers to challenge the verdict of the Appeal Court at the Supreme Court.