Audio Tape appearing to be a telephone conversation of the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike with who is believed to be an INEC Official has gone viral on social media.
In the audio recording, a voice that sounds just like Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is heard arranging payment to the officials in exchange for their help in rigging the recently concluded legislative rerun elections in the state.
The telephone conversations revealed the governor arranging with INEC officials, particularly those sent from Plateau State, to rig the election for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Etche, Khana, Ikwerre and other key local government areas in the state. SaharaReporters, who claimed ro have obtained it exclusively, reports.
One of Mr. Wike’s phone calls went to a female INEC official who was complaining that the money offered by the governor was not sufficient for the rigging task. An infuriated Governor Wike told the woman that he had already paid the electoral coordinator in Plateau State, it said.
“At one point in the conversation, when Governor Wike was told that one of the electoral officers was reluctant to sign one of the result sheets, the governor threatened to demand his money back from the recalcitrant official. Then, as if not satisfied with his threat to collect back his money, Mr. Wike voiced his intent to kill the official, stating that the man would not leave Rivers State alive.”
The Rivers state Governor is yet to speak on the development.