Wike raises the alarm about threat to his life


The governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has raised the alarm about an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to assassinate him in a crowd.

Speaking at a thanksgiving service to mark the third anniversary of his administration at Living Faith Church in D-Line, Port Harcourt on Sunday, the governor said intelligence report at his disposal revealed that the assassination was planned to take place in a crowded place where it would be possibly explained away as an accidental discharge.

Wike said that the plot of the APC Federal Government and her associates will not intimidate him as he remains committed to the defence of democracy and Rivers State.

However, Wike said the plot will fail because God will continue to defend him.

“The level of conspiracy against Rivers State is unfortunate. Instead of focusing on governance, they focus on how to assassinate me or frame me up”, he alleged.

He also said the federal government through the Inspector General of Police (IGP) plotted to plant millions of dollars and AK47 at his Abuja residence, when the police sought search warrant from an Abuja court.

The governor however said the court in a recent ruling stopped the police from searching his Abuja residence because he still enjoys some immunity.

“I am not afraid of my residence being searched by the police, but I know their evil intention”, he said.

The governor said the state government is grateful to God for protection in the face of continuous plot by agents of the APC-led federal government.

“We are born to win, we are born to reign, we are destined for greatness. While other states are commissioning wheel barrows, we are commissioning infrastructure”, he said.

He said despite the declaration by the former governor that his administration will not be able to pay salaries let alone do projects, his administration had succeeded in delivering outstanding projects.

In his sermon, the pastor of Living Faith Church, Isaac Folaji, said thanksgiving engenders growth and blessing, God’s protection and financial multiplication.

The event was attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience, traditional rulers and prominent leaders of the state.


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