Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC), is already plotting to rig the 2019 general elections by promoting indicted police officers.
Wike stated this on Monday night, while speaking at a state banquet for members of the African Bar Association in Port Harcourt.
The Governor alleged that the Police High Command has promoted Mr Akin Fakorede, the Rivers State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Commander, whom he alleged was “filmed at a collation centre rigging election and beating INEC officials”.
Wike also claimed that the Police High Command has also promoted Assistant Commissioner of Police, Steven Hasso, for his role in the rigging of rerun elections on December 10, 2016.
“They promised Nigerians Change, but we are seeing nothing. The Former President of Tanzania by his visit has done us much good by his presence in Nigeria. Through him, we will send a message to the world.
“Democracy in Nigeria is gone. By 2019, nobody should talk about democracy. One Mr Akin Fakorede who was caught on video rigging election has been promoted. Stephen Hasso who was also a culprit in the rigging of elections has been promoted. Both of them are to be positioned in Rivers State for 2019 to help the APC rig elections,” Wike said.