Ayade Intimidating The People With Security Operatives Because He Has Failed, It’s Shameful — Wike Mocks Cross River Governor
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River would have died naturally if they yielded to intimidation from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop their rally in the state.
Wike spoke at the flag-off of campaigns of Ogoja l/Yala Federal Constituency and Akpabuyo State Constituency bye-elections at the Calabar Sports Club on Saturday.
The Governor said it was shameful for anyone to use security operatives to try to intimidate members of the PDP to stop a rally for ordinary federal and state constituency bye-elections, wondering what the situation would be like during governorship election.
According to Wike, the government has resorted to intimidation simply because it has failed the people.
Wike further stated that the ruling party at the federal level was afraid of signing the electoral bill which is before President Muhammadu Buhari because they are afraid of the electronic transmission of results.
His words: ”Why on earth will they try to stop an ordinary rally if they have done well, this is just bye-elections for federal and state constituency, what if it was the governorship, what would they have done?
“If they had succeeded in stopping us from holding the rally, that would have been the end of the party in Cross River, but we are very resilient people.”
“When I was told that they didn’t want you to hold this rally, I said this rally must hold today and I must come. Whatever will happen, let it happen today. I told your leader that if you did not hold this rally today, then that would have been the end of PDP. But I thank God, all of you resisted it and you said enough is enough.
“I’m going to give you every support. Don’t be afraid. They tried it in Rivers State, we resisted them. They are trying to instigate fear in you. Don’t be afraid at all. Whatever Cross River government can do, PDP can do it better. I don’t understand how a governor will for ordinary federal constituency election, ordinary state election, stop them to hold rally. When it comes to governorship, what will happen?”
Wike urged the people not to be afraid, adding that the ruling party tried to intimidate the people of Rivers State “but we resisted them.”