Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of spreading propaganda after failing to deliver for the former vice president in the state.
He also denied sending hired killers to the director-general of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the state, Dr Abiye Sekibo.
Sekibo had Friday attributed assassination attempt on him to Wike’s machinations, saying gunmen dressed in police uniform had opened fire on his vehicle in Port Harcourt.
Wike, who reacted to the development at the Rivers East senatorial district rally of the PDP Saturday, dismissed the allegation as untrue.
The governor also denied the allegation of burning the venue approved by his administration for the PDP to hold its presidential campaign rally.
He accused Atiku’s supporters in the state of inability to mobilise support for their principal.
“Let me use the opportunity to debunk an allegation that some persons may have made that one Abiye Sekibo said that I sponsored assassination, attempted assassination on his life. I want to state categorically, all of us from Rivers state know who is who. We know who has killed so many people in this state.
“So, we granted approval for the presidential candidate of the party to hold their rally at Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium. I do know that if you go there today, no stadium has been burnt.
“And so it is impossible for anybody to say somebody’s life was attempted and then the place was burnt down. It is not correct.
“And if there is anything like that, the person should report the matter to the police and all those found culpable will face the wrath of the law.
“This is not the first time. If you know you don’t have the capacity to mobilise support which you have promised some people, say so. Do not carry propaganda against innocent people,” he said. (Ripples Nigeria)