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Wike Denies Sponsoring Protest Against FG


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has refuted the accusation that he is sponsoring a protest in Abuja against the Federal Government, saying he has no hand in any protest against the Federal Government,
He added that those who planned to protest in his favour must have taken a cue from those who protested against him in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said no level of intimidation or blackmail from federal agencies will scare him into selling out the state to external predators.
The Department of State Security (DSS) had said, Thursday, that it uncovered a plot by Wike in collaboration with an aide to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to carry out series of protest in Abuja, which was likely to cause break down of law and order.
However, Wike urged Rivers people not to panic because nobody can take the state by force despite the sustained blackmail by the Police and the Department of State Services ( DSS).
Wike stated this, Friday, when he granted audience to the Rivers State Elders Council of Ministers (RISECOM), in Port Harcourt on Friday.
“If they like, let them bring all manner of accusations daily, it will not cow me. Three days ago, they sponsored protests against me in Abuja with the police leading the protesters.
“It is so unfortunate how they can descend so low. The DSS is unhappy because I stopped them from kidnapping a Judge. Till today, they are yet to invite that particular Judge,” he said.
Wike asked, assuming people want to protest, are we not in a democracy? If I am the one who is the sponsor of the planned protest in my favour, who sponsored the protests against me?
“It means they are the people who sponsored the protests”, he contended.
Wike assured the Christian leaders that he remained committed to the development of the state and the welfare of its people.
He said this was a turbulent period but that the state would overcome the challenges because he could not be cowed.
He assured the Christian leaders that he remains committed to the development of the state and the welfare of her people.

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