Governor Wike accuses police of withdrawing security from him

Governor Nyesom Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Photo:

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the commissioner of police in the state of withdrawing “majority of (the) policemen providing security for him”

Mr. Wike also claimed that he intercepted a security manual to be used by the police for the December 10 rerun legislative election in the state, according to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s media aide.

“As I speak with you, the Commissioner of Police has withdrawn the security around me,” Mr. Wike was quoted as saying on Friday, when he flagged off the reconstruction of the Igbo-Etche Road.

“It is God that will protect me.

“As a governor, the Commissioner of Police has the effrontery to withdraw my security. There is no limit to this kind of intimidation and impunity,” Mr. Wike said.

The governor alleged that the police in the state was planning to “attach at least 15 policemen to one APC leader, for the purpose of intimidation and theft of electoral materials”.

He also alleged that policemen would be used by INEC to divert election materials to the home of All Progressives Congress leaders for electoral fraud.

Mr. Wike, who called on youths to protect their votes in the forthcoming election, said nobody in the state would be intimidated by the police. He warned the police against indiscriminate arrest in the state.

The police in the state dismissed the governor’s allegations as untrue.

“We have not withdrawn any security attached to the governor, and we don’t intend to withdraw it,” Nnamdi Omoni, the Police spokesman in the state, told PREMIUM TIMES, Friday night.

Mr. Wike had made a similar accusation against INEC, alleging that the electoral body was planning with the APC to rig the election. The commission equally dismissed the allegation as untrue and baseless.


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  • sammyctu ode

    You this corrupt evil boy called wike deserves no protection cos of your many sins and evil acts. Why did you obstruct justice, is that your purview to go and protect a corrupt judge at 1am. You are a useless wild animal wike.

  • MO the Observer

    why won’t they attach 15 police men to APC chieftains when you used assassins to assassinate quite a number of them during your election period… the blood of those men will fight you real soon.

    • Watch man


    • Arogbo

      Make una no mind the governor. The DSS is about to kidnap him soon. Then he will realize that power is transient.

  • Jacky

    Any time Wike cries “foul” and lays “unfounded accusations”; he is planning serious evil. Rivers State APC and INEC must be very vigilant. That man is evil and very dangerous.

    • Watch man


    • MO the Observer

      you are on point man

  • Watch man

    You and your PDP did it to Amaechi (when he was governor). If what you are now saying really happened to you then take it in good faith. What is good for the goose should also be good for the gander. What goes around keeps coming around. No need of crying wolf. As you sow you reap. In fact they should even withdraw the whole security network attached to you. Nonsense!

    • MO the Observer

      Don’t mind the blood thirsty animal

  • Ogbeni Leke Olowe

    Honestly I didn’t see it coming so soon “law of Kama” wike feel the heat small.

    • emmanuel

      Wike is not a Yorbber man, he cannot be intimidated. Are you expecting the APC to take over Nigeria so that they can kill all? Na. Rivers people know what they want.
      Why crudely rig all elections, yet not ready to offer leadership?

  • ijelejames

    Wike, you and mrs pis Jonathan did this to amechi. I hope you are enjoying it. Such is life! People should watch out, he is not crying for nothing. He is a blood thirsty beast. He is about to murder his opponents. Yeye man.