The All Progressives Congress has said a leaked audio recording in which Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was allegedly heard admitting bribery and threatening to kill electoral officers has confirmed its worst fears that the December 10 re-run elections were rigged.
It noted that revelations contained in the said recording, made public by an on-line newspaper, Sahara Reporters on Thursday, provided evidence of alleged unwholesome practices.
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The party also said the audio was a pointer to the fact that the governor may have compromised the integrity of the electoral process and the integrity of his office as Chief Security Officer.
This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja.
He said, “The leaked audio recording showing the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike admitting to bribing some electoral officials and threatening to kill them if his instructions were not followed has confirmed the fears raised by the All Progressives Congress in the lead up to the recently conducted December 10, 2016 legislative re-run elections in the State.
“Going by the revelations from the leaked audio recordings, it is obvious that Governor Wike may have engaged in unwholesome conducts that might have compromised the integrity of the electoral process and undermined his office as the Chief Security Officer of a state.
“The only logical conclusion from this therefore is that the electoral victories of the Peoples Democratic Party may have been achieved through underhand dealings and intimidation of officials.”