– A group, the Integrity Youths Alliance (IYA) has alleges that Governor Wike has paid agents to divert the attention of Nigerians from probe of his leaked audio tape
– The IYA urges Wike to own up to the threat to kill officials of the INEC
– The group calls on security agencies to investigate the killings in Rivers state during the legislative poll and bring the culprits to book
The Integrity Youths Alliance has said Wike is diverting the attention of Nigerians his leaked audio tape.
Governor Nyesom Wike of River state has been accused of allegedly trying to divert the attention of Nigerians from the leaked audio tape where he purportedly threatened to kill an INEC official for not doing his bidding in the December 10 Rivers re-run election.
A group, the Integrity Youths Alliance (IYA), which made the allegation against Wike on Tuesday, December 20 in Port Harcourt also claimed the governor’s paid agents were already spreading smear campaigns against the transportation minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, all in a bid to divert attention from the leaked tape
The Nation reports that the secretary-general of the IYA, Danjuma Lamido, urged Wike to own up to the threat to kill officials of the INEC.
The group said: “Since an online news platform, Sahara Reporters, exposed Governor Nyesom Wike, he has been looking for ways to divert the attention of Nigerians and the international community from his threat to kill INEC officials.
“We are aware that Governor Wike’s paid agents have taken over the social media to blackmail the Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and divert the attention of the security agencies from probing the leaked audio tape.”
The group also urged security agencies to investigate the killings in Rivers state during the legislative poll and bring the culprits to book. It said this would serve as a deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called out the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris for constituting a panel of investigation into the alleged phone call made by Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
Speaking through, Prince Dayo Adeyeye the national publicity secretary, the party said it was sarcastic for the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, to constitute a panel of investigation for the purported ‘threatening phone call’ by the governor of Rivers state, H. E. Chief Nyesom Wike.
The party urged the IGP to focus on all the video evidence of the killings and hijacking of electoral materials by the police and other security agencies with some INEC officials during the re-run elections instead of trying to investigate Wike’s alleged audio tape.