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Wike Spits Fire: Federal Agencies can't cow me


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared no level of intimidation or blackmail from Federal Agencies  will scare him into selling out the state to external  predators.



The governor urged Rivers people not to panic because  nobody can take the  state by force despite the sustained blackmail by the Police and the Department of State Services  ( DSS).

Speaking  when he granted audience to the Rivers State Elders Council of Ministers (RISECOM), Governor Wike said: "This is a turbulent period.However, we will overcome. They can cow other governors, but not me.

"None of them gave me the mandate. The people of Rivers State gave me this mandate and I will  never sell the interest of this state for whatever reason.  I will not bring out the money of Rivers State  to sponsor other people outside the state. "

He told the Christian leaders that security agencies  are frustrating  the security  architecture  of the state to further their devilish  plot to declare  a state of emergency and thereafter  bring a lackey to loot the state.

He denied sponsoring anyone to protest in Abuja against the Federal Government, pointing out that those who planned to protest in his favour must have taken  a cue from those who  protested against  him in Abuja.

"If they like, let them bring all manner of accusations daily, it will not cow me. Three days ago, they sponsored protests against  me in Abuja with the Police  leading the protesters.

"It is so unfortunate how they can descend so low . The DSS  are unhappy  because  I stopped  them from kidnapping  a judge. Till today, they are yet to invite that particular judge ".

The governor said: "I never sponsored anyone to protest. Assuming, people want to protest, are we not in a democracy?

"If I am the one who is the sponsor of the planned protest in my favour, who sponsored  the protests against me. It means they are the people who sponsored  the protests".

He assured the Christian leaders  that  he remains  committed to the development of the state and the welfare of her people.

In his remarks , Leader of RISECOM, Archbishop  of Niger Delta Province, Most Rev Ignatius Kattey commended the governor  for  his  developmental  strides  in the state.

Also speaking, Methodist Archbishop of Port Harcourt, Most Rev Agwu urged the governor  to stand  firm despite  the  persecution.