The Rivers State Government has stated that Governor Nyesom Wike and his Delta State counterpart, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, did not mobilise to rig the Edo governorship election, earlier scheduled to hold today, September 10.
The Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin Tam-George, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that claims by the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, that the two governors donated N2 billion to rig the election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were false.
Aside stressing that Wike never made such financial donation, the commissioner said, “Governor Wike has no links with militants in the region and anywhere in the country.”
Tam-George, who admitted that the governor gave moral support to the PDP candidate in Edo to win the election, asserted that Wike would continue to give moral support to democratic forces, not just in the region, but across the country, to bring better life to Nigerians.
The commissioner said that the governor enjoined Edo people to vote for the PDP in the election.