Military can never intimidate us in 2019-Wike

Military can never intimidate us in 2019-Wike


Rivers State governor Chief Nyesom Wike, has taken a swipe at security agencies in the state for their partisan role in the rerun legislative elections in the state.

Wike, who spoke at the Government House on Monday, also commended the people of the state for standing up in defence of democracy and the interest of Rivers State.

He said, “What has happened today will not happen in 2019. Now they have told us, they will see that we will also be prepared. This will not happen again.

“I have told the security agencies, you come and collect security money from me and use it against Rivers people. Enough is enough. They will now be depending on NDDC for their funding. Let me see where it will take them to.

“Rivers people must work as brothers and sisters and defend our interests. We don’t have police, we don’t have army, but we have God. And so, we must put our house in order and be our own police, be our own Army.

“We have no confidence in the Army, we have no confidence in the police; we have no confidence in the SSS. They have shown that there is no democracy in Nigeria,” he added.

The governor pointed out that politicians like the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, were not on the ground and would never win elections in the state.