Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has on Monday, stated that “there is a conspiracy not to have a free, fair, transparent election in 2023, and that conspiracy was very clear. And I told Nigerians, Mr. President will not sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill”, Page 36 learnt.
Governor Wike said this at the flag-off of the Chokocho-Igbodo Road, that was performed by the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, in Etche Local Government Area of the State.
The Governor’s Media Aide, Kelvin Ebiri, revealed this in a statement made available to Newsmen.
His exact words: “Three weeks ago, I told Nigerians that there is a conspiracy not to have a free, fair, transparent election in 2023, and that conspiracy was very clear. And I told Nigerians, Mr. President will not sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
“What APC resolved in the meeting they had, was that their problem is not necessarily direct primaries, but the electronic transmission of result in 2023.
“If they allow that, obviously APC will lose the election in 2023. So, they told themselves that the only way they can survive is to include the direct primaries in the Bill, so that Mr. President can use that as an excuse, that he will not sign the Bill.
“Unfortunately, you do not have a National Assembly that has what it takes, that will stand for the people, that will say we were elected by the people, and we want to give the people the best. Nobody in the National Assembly, not even the Leadership can have what it takes to say Mr. President, for the interest of Nigerians, we are going to veto this your refusal.”
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