By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— Ahead of the re-run elections in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has warned election riggers to stay away from the state, saying that they would be resisted.
The governor spoke, yesterday, in Port Harcourt when he flagged off the reconstruction of Bonny Jetty at the Bille/Bonny/Nembe waterfront.
He said: “Anyone planning to steal our mandate will be resisted. Nobody can intimidate us. They will rig themselves into the water.
“I hear some persons are celebrating that they will repeat what they did in Edo State, here in Rivers State. Somebody who is suffering from malaria can say anything. But nobody will use the police to rig the re-run elections in Rivers State.
“If you want to take our mandate by force, you will go by force. All the people of Rivers State must remain vigilant. Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may want to take us unawares.”
He assured that the Jetty will be built into a modern platform, adding that dilapidated roads in town area would be rehabilitated.
He enjoined residents of areas around the Jetty to create the needed atmosphere for the contractor handling the Jetty project to do a good job.