Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has claimed that the APC-led Federal Government is recruiting more policemen specifically to rig the 2019 general elections in selected states.
Governor Wike also declared that national security had degenerated beyond measures because of the actions of the Federal government.
Wike said these in an interview with newsmen at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He alleged that policemen were sent for special training on how to rig 2019 elections, adding that what was happening in Ekiti State was what would happen in 2019.
Governor Wike said that based on the security intelligence at his disposal, the APC Federal Government had concluded plans to use the Ekiti method on Rivers State in 2019.
He said: “Why will there not be insecurity? Those who are supposed to fight crime are working towards rigging the 2019 General Elections. You have sent 30,000 policemen to Ekiti, no wonder herdsmen and militiamen are killing in other places.
“You moved 30,000 policemen to a state. This has allowed other states to be porous. In focusing on 2019, they have allowed their major security function not to be tackled. Everyday in their meetings they talk about how to take over states”.
Governor Wike disclosed that the APC Federal Government was recruiting more policemen specifically to rig the 2019 elections in selected states.
“They even sent Policemen for special training on how to rig 2019 General Elections. What is happening in Ekiti State is nothing compared to what they will do in 2019.
“A Government that came to power with the claim that Nigeria voted for them no longer wants to allow people to vote in 2019.
“To defend this democracy is a duty that we are ready to undertake. You cannot push the people to this level. They are pushing people to self defence. If they can do that to a sitting governor, what will happen in 2019.
“They want Rivers State by all means. Even if it means killing 500 people. But they will die, not us. We are prepared for the elections because we have something to tell the people.
“The APC Federal Government has nothing to tell the people, so they are afraid. The only instrument the APC Federal Government has is coercion, force, brutality,” he alleged.