The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that nobody will be allowed to manipulate elections in the state no matter how hard they try.
He gave the warning at the Campaign Rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Okrika Local Government Area on Thursday, adding that the choice of the people must prevail.
According to the Governor, Rivers people have resolved to defend their votes across the 4442 polling stations.
He said: “Nobody can subvert the will of Rivers people during the forthcoming general elections. Anybody who comes to rig in the state will face the consequences.
“Allow Rivers people to vote persons of their choice. Nobody can steal our votes in Rivers State”.
“Ensure you defend your votes. Nobody can hijack materials here in Okrika”.
Speaking further, Wike assured the people of Rivers State that if elected for a second term, he would improve on the good work that he believes he has started in the state.
He also called on the people to vote for Atiku Abubakar and other PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections, adding that the APC-led Federal Government has failed the people and must be voted out for the country to make progress.
Meanwhile, the state PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, presented the party’s candidate for the Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator George Sekibo, the candidate for Okrika/Ogu-Bolo Federal Constituency, as well as the candidate for Okrika State Constituency, Linda Somiari Stewart to the people ahead of the general elections.
He expressed confidence that the PDP will succeed at all levels during the elections.
Later on, the governor commissioned the Okrika Island Water Reticulation Scheme which will cover 11 kilometres of the Island community.