Wike Raises Alarm, Alleges Death Threat
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of a plot to assassinate him.
He said this at a thanksgiving to mark the third year anniversary of his administration at the Living Faith Church in D-Line, Port Harcourt on Sunday.
He said: “Intelligence report available to us as at this morning indicate that they are plotting to assassinate me in a crowd and claim it was an accidental discharge.”
However, Wike said that he would not allow the threat to derail him from fighting for true democracy.
“I know that their plot will fail because God is by my side. They have conspired to assassinate me instead of concentrating on how to provide quality governance,” the governor said.
Wike claimed the Federal Government, through the inspector general of Police, plotted to plant millions of dollars and AK 47 at his Abuja residence, when the Police sought a search warrant from an Abuja court.
Reacting, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said that the present federal government would not shed blood, adding’ “This is not in our character.”
“Wike is judging others by his own standards. Rivers State has witnessed in recent times gruesome murders which the state has not been able to explain,’ Adesina said.