Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, handed over original result sheets of the coming rerun elections in Rivers State to the former governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Wike made this allegation yesterday.
Ameachi through his Media Office in a quick reaction said: “This new wild, baseless allegation by Governor Wike is a cheap ploy by a failing garrulous man to intimidate and harass INEC into doing his bidding and whip up public sentiment against All Progressives Congress, APC, its candidates for the elections and the President Buhari administration, ahead of the December 10, re-run elections in Rivers State.
“We know his game. This is an old worn out trick that will certainly fail. Wike is scared, profoundly afraid; this is why he is telling these spurious lies. He knows he will lose at the polls, if the election is free and fair. Amaechi has no business with any result sheets for the coming elections and has nothing to do with Sheriff or the self-imposed woes and travails of PDP.”
Similarly, the electoral body has dismissed the allegations as unfounded.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Elder Aniedi Ikoiwak, told newsmen on phone that he was not aware of such development, noting that result sheets for the election had not even been printed.