Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has insisted that he and his supporters would “resist to the last” the kind of military invasion that occurred during the legislative rerun election.
He said in all his entire political career he has not witnessed such.
Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Saturday, December 10, Wike accused security operatives of conniving with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to intimidate voters.
“In all my political career, I have never experienced this kind of invasion by security agencies,” he said.
“What causes violence is when you give certain persons undue advantage, but be assured that we are resisting it, even though it may take our lives, we will resist to the last.
“That is what is expected when you are fighting for freedom. You must make sacrifices. It is unfortunate that we are congratulating the opposition for winning in Ghana, but here the military are directly involved in rigging and hijacking materials.
“They say that they want to give Rivers state governor problems, but you are not giving Rivers governor problems, you are giving Nigeria problem.
“I anticipated it. I tried to let the world to know that these were the plans of the security agencies.”
Violence and late arrival of electoral materials marred the exercise in different parts of the state.
One person was killed in Bodo community in Gokana local government, while the exercise did not hold in most parts of Khana local government.