Security agencies planned to assassinate me - Wike

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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the six officers dismissed by the police authorities refused to allow security agencies “execute their plot” of assassinating him during the legislative rerun election in the state.

The police had announced that they were dismissed for playing controversial roles in the election.

But speaking on Tuesday when he received the Aluu council of chiefs at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike alleged that there was a detailed plan by the security agencies to assassinate him.

“The policemen were dismissed because they did not allow the security agencies to assassinate me as was planned,” he said.

“The security agencies planned to assassinate me, but those attached to me resisted the plot and refused to allow them kill me. That is why they are angry and desperate.”

Vowing to continue to defend the interest of the state, Wike described the role of security agencies in the rerun election as a “wakeup call for the people”.

“The actions of security agencies during the December 10 re-run election have alerted us on how they plan to rig the 2019 elections.  We are now prepared for them,” he said.

He commended the Aluu community for cooperating with his administration to tackle cultism, adding that the peaceful  nature of the area had led to “improved execution of  projects”.

Wike promised the monarchs that his administration will continue to develop different communities in line with his pledge to the people.
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