Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said that supporters of his administration will resist any attempt from any quarters to rig the rerun elections in the state.
Wike made the disclosure at the commencement of the Bonny Jetty reconstruction project at the Bille/Bonny/Nembe Waterfront in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was plotting to rig the senate and state assembly rerun elections tentatively scheduled for October.
“The plan of INEC and its cohorts to transplant the Edo State rigging model in Rivers State will fail, the people of the state will resist them.
“Anyone planning to steal our mandate will be resisted, nobody can intimidate us, those having such plan will rig themselves into the water,’’ he said.
Wike accused some prominent politicians in the state of jubilating after the pronouncement of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the Edo gubernatorial elections.
“They are already celebrating and plotting to repeat what they did in Edo; anybody suffering from malaria can say anything but nobody will use the police to rig here.
“If you want to take our mandate by force, you will go by force, our people must remain vigilant because INEC may want to take us unawares,’’ he said.
On the Bonny Jetty reconstruction project, Wike said that the project would ensure quality and safe water transport for the inhabitants of the area.
“This project is also in fulfillment of the promise we made to the people of the area during the electioneering campaign,’’ he said.