By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has claimed that a Director of Security of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‘breached security’ concerning the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Rivers State.
Wike stated this shortly after voting in his polling unit at Ward 9 of Rumuepirikom community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday.
He said the INEC’s security official he identified as Leebari, carried out that act in favour of Magnus Abe, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in Rivers who is from the Ogoni area of the state like him.
Wike explained that he does not want to go into details as this would cause heads to roll.
He said, “Even if INEC has denied it, which is expected, I can tell you that the Director of Security in INEC headquarters, one Leebari, he was the one who carried out that act because Magnus Abe (SPD candidate) is from Ogoni and the Director of Security is from Ogoni.
“So, I don’t want to go into details, if not, heads will roll. But for the Director of Security in such a sensitive commission to breech security is quite appalling.
“But we thank God that the national headquarters has come out to deny it and security agencies have taken note of it and they are working accordingly.”
Sundiata Post recalls that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers had earlier reported that about 22 BVAS machines were missing in Rivers State.