2023 Election: Tension looms in Rivers as ex-militant leader reveals how Wike sponsors thugs, lists other sins

2023 Election: Tension looms in Rivers as ex-militant leader reveals how Wike sponsors thugs, lists other sins

  • Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has been accused of sponsoring thugs in the state and stifling the 2023 election campaigns against opposition
  • Asari Dokubo, an ex-leader of the Niger Delta militants, said the Rivers governor is making some illegal executive orders in the state of spaces for campaigning, even private space
  • The Niger Delta statesman said some persons were being beaten up by some thugs sponsored by Wike because the persons dare to put up Atiku Abubakar's billboard in the state

A former leader of the militants in the Niger Delta region, Asari Dokubo, has alleged that the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, is making the political space is state unfriendly in the 2023 election campaigns in the state.

Dokubo, in a video shared by Channels Television on its Twitter on Friday, November 25, alleged that Wike is stifling opposition campaigns in the state with his "illegal executive orders".

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Asari Dokubo reveals how Wike sponsors thugs in Rivers state Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike
Source: Twitter

2023 Election: Wike is attacking oppositions in Rivers, ex-militant leader cries out

According to the ex-militant leader, Wike is preventing the political opponents from campaigning and sponsoring thugs against them.

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He also alleged that Wike is preventing other political parties from having access to space to campaign and that these spaces are not public and government spaces, but traditional spaces such as playing grounds and so on.

He alleged that the governorship candidate of the SDP has been attacked more than once in the state since the 2023 election campaign began.

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When he was asked if Wike actually stopped political opponents not to campaign or if he only ask them to pay and go ahead with their campaigns, he answered:

"Who does he pay when his candidate is campaigning? You put up a billboard, they go and lynch you and pull down the bill board"

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Dokubo alleges that in a viral video, some people were beaten up for daring to put up a billboard of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP in the state.

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2023 Election: Ex-militant leader endorses Tinubu, says "Atiku was a spare tyre, never handle executive office"

onebeat.com.ng earlier reported that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, has received a new endorsement from the ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo.

This is as Dokubo cited the record of the former governor of Lagos state as identifiable credentials that gave him an edge over his peers in the 2023 election.

However, Dokubo rubbishes the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and other Tinubu challengers, adding that Atiku had never held any executive position before and that he was only a spare tyre when he was the vice president.

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Source: onebeat.com.ng

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