The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of blackmailing the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.
Wike had earlier alleged that the IGP is after his life, and is planning to plant weapons in his Abuja home.
The Rivers APC also called on the National Security Adviser, Minister of Interior and the Inspector General of Police to investigate the Governor’s utterances.
They also Rivers APC Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone also said “Credible pieces of evidence at the disposal of Nigerians today confirm that Gov. Nyesom Wike had a stranglehold on the electoral umpire (INEC), the judiciary and security agencies until recently under the present Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim. Several INEC personnel are presently facing trial in court over alleged bribery by the governor involving N360m.
“Whereas his hold on INEC and the judiciary is as firm as ever, Gov. Wike has failed to compromise the IGP, the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State or the SARS Commander.
“We make bold to ask: why is it only under the present IGP that the Police is attempting to assassinate the governor as he claims? Why did the previous IGP not plan to assassinate Gov. Wike? Why was the State Police Commissioners under the previous IGP so helpless and often overruled by their boss in favour of Gov.Wike’s interest?
“The APC believes that the bitter war being unleashed on the present IGP by Gov. Wike is a desperate attempt to blackmail, coerce and subdue the IGP, the Commissioner of Police and other key officers to do the bidding of the governor in exchange for the tempting bait he always dangles which they have so far shunned.
“The APC commends the IGP, the State Commissioner of Police and other officers of the Force in Rivers State who have refused to go near Gov. Wike’s poisoned chalice.
“APC calls on the National Security Adviser, Minister of Interior and the IGP to view the actions and utterances of Gov. Nyesom Wike beyond mere politics but as grave threat to national security and do the needful to safeguard the security of our dear fatherland from the whimsical and capricious manipulation of a governor steadily displaying unstable utterances and behaviour.
“Gov. Nyesom Wike’s immunity only covers prosecution and not investigation.”
Nyesom Wike recently said the funds recovered from the apartment in Ikoyi belongs to the Rivers state government.