- Governor Nyesom Wike said the people of Rivers state will resist election rigging in 2019
- Wike cited the incidence between Honourable Boma Goodhead and DSS operatives during National Assembly siege as what to be expected from Rivers
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the people of his state will resist election rigging in 2019 the way members of National Assembly, especially Honourable Boma Goodhead, resisted the siege by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The governor, who made the statement while speaking with in an interview with TVC at the Government House, Port Harcourt, said the state would not tolerate any form of election rigging.
He said: “The people will resist. The people will stand their ground and insist that their votes must count. You saw the way the people resisted at the National Assembly when the Department of State Services (DSS) invaded the place, that is how it will be in 2019. The people will stand firm.
“You saw a Rivers girl lead the resistance. That is a Rivers girl. The hallmark of our courage as a people. This is not resistance by arms. We don’t need to go and carry arms. How many people can the federal might kill?”
“People should understand that Nigeria has gone beyond that point when anything you do, you get away with it. You see what happened at the National Assembly, could we have imagined in this world that the DSS Director General, Lawal Daura, would have been sacked?”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker, Boma Goodhead, who challenged operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) that barricaded the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7, said she challenged the operatives because she thought they were snipers.
Goodhead, a member of the House of Representatives representing Akulga/Asalga constituency in Rivers state.
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