Governor Nyesom Wike has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of interfering in the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State.
Governor Wike made the claims on Wednesday during the flag-off ceremony of the construction of internal roads in Igwuruta, Ikwerre local government area of the state.
He said the president through the former minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had used the security agencies to attempt to scuttle the governorship election.
The governor said the people of the state stood against the action of the security agencies.
He said ” I heard Mr president said yesterday that he will not interfere (in the 2023 election ). He told the governors he will not interfere.
“In the other one (2019) you interfered by sending people to come and finish us in Rivers State.
“Thank you Mr President for saying you will not interfere or intimidate anybody. Which means there’s no way for your party.
“Of course he interfered last time by using the army through the former minister of Transportation but the people stood up and said no this will not happen.
“I thank Mr president that he wants to leave a legacy of conducting a free and fair election”.