Accusations and counter accusations over the violence that marred last Saturday's Rivers re-run, have again dominated the news space. The state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the violence unleashed on the state during the polls was planned by some politicians and selected APC governors.
Wike said the violence and theft of mandate of a few constituencies by security agencies were bankrolled by the governors of Plateau, Benue, Kano and Bauchi States through the donation of N1bn each.
The governor expressed regret over the brazen manner that “federal might” was negatively used to ensure the return of APC candidates at all costs.
The state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chris Finebone, described the allegation as mere imagination, adding that no APC governor donated money in respect of the re-run elections.
Finebone said, “I think the whole obsession with federal might by Wike stems from his use of federal might to rig himself to power in 2015, the APC has nothing to do with that.
Governor Wike should exorcise the spirit of what he did in 2015 so that he will be free from his present hallucination around federal might that is not in use today unlike it was done during the last PDP federal administration.”