Wike: Rivers Not Celebrating because INEC Destroyed Foundation of Democracy


 Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the state is not celebrating Democracy  Day because  the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has destroyed  the foundation  of  democracy  by plotting  to allocate legislative  seats in the state.

The governor  also declared that his administration  would   deliver  more pro-people  projects and programmes in his second year in office.

Speaking  during  a thanksgiving  mass to mark the first  year anniversary of his administration at the Our Lady of Holy Rosary of the Catholic Institute of West Africa, CIWA,  in Port Harcourt yesterday,  Wike said INEC  has perfected plans to allocate legislative  seats in Rivers State instead of  conducting  the  inconclusive  rerun  elections  in  the State.

He said: “We will not celebrate democracy because INEC wants to determine who will represent  Rivers State.  After two months of cancellation of elections, so that it can allocate some seats to the All Progressives Congress (APC)  and others to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) . Is that democracy?

“We beg INEC  to hasten to conduct  elections  in  the  remaining  seats. We want  our representatives  in the Senate,  we want our representatives  in the House of  Representatives.  We are not saying that  INEC  should allocate seats to us. We don’t want allocation,  we want voting.

“We will not  accept  allocation of seats.  We will  only accept  elections for the remaining  seats.”