The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of being the mastermind behind Friday’s arson on Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Bori.
State Chairman of APC , Chief Davies Ikanya said this in a press statement released on Saturday.
“This is typical of the saying that the witch cried last night and today, the child dies. Wike has, as usual, carried out his earlier threat to visit us with fire.”
“We now know better what he meant. His boys burnt INEC office in Bori just because Bori is the senatorial headquarters of Rivers South-East where Sen. Magnus Abe hails from.”
Chief Ikanya said Governor Wike had on Thursday, publicly threatened INEC, its Chairman, Ikanya and Sen. Magnus Abe.
According to the statement, just less than 24 hours after the threat, INEC office in Sen. Abe’s South-East Senatorial District Headquarters, Bori, was burnt down.
He alleged that Wike was encouraging killings, maiming and destruction of lives and properties for the sake of consolidating political power.
“We warned that whenever Wike resorts to throwing mud at innocent people and making unwholesome accusations, he must be up to his familiar sinister games; today, it has manifested in its fullness.”
“Security agents should ignore his attempts to blame this heinous act on the APC or anyone else; it was obviously planned by Wike and clinically executed by his foot soldiers.”
The party alleged that the election umpire’s office was burnt down by hoodlums suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Despite the seriousness of the said allegations, the APC Chairman Chief Davies Ikanya is yet to provide any concrete or substantial evidence of any sort to justify his accusations.