Wike Raises Alarm Over FG’s Alleged Plot To Frame Him
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has raised an alarm over an alleged plot by the Federal Government to frame him.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor said the Federal Government is planning to plant illegal items on him in any of his trips outside the shores of Nigeria, and have him quizzed and embarrassed by foreign security agencies.
In a statement signed by his special assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu he said this was revealed after investigations by the Rivers State government.
“My investigation reveals that the Federal government using her security agencies is planning to set me up anytime I am travelling outside the country. They plan to organise security to storm the hotel I am staying and say they found xyz cash in my possession; after which they would say I was arrested for currency trafficking or whatever offences outside the country.
“They will plan demonstrations to demonise me and claim I have gone outside to embarrass the country. The public odium is meant to smear me before my people and other Nigerians. It is unfortunate, wicked and unfair,” he said.
The governor alleged that the plan is similar to the fate of late Chief Diepriye Alamieseigha. He termed the alleged plot as ‘Alams treatment’.
He said he felt the need to alert the nation and the world about the plot although he is not intimidated.
“I am a law-abiding citizen of this country and countries I visit in the course of my work or holidays. I have never dabbled into anything illegal. So, any attempt to frame me up is bound to fail. They want to intimidate the opposition into silence as they are already doing with their so-called ‘looters’ list’. It won’t work. We can’t all be intimidated,’’ he said.
Governor Wike also called for support in the 2019 elections, adding that he has served the people diligently and efficiently.
“My works will speak for me. My projects will speak for. The People of Rivers State will speak for me by voting me back, ” the governor said.