Addressing civil servants in Port Harcourt, capital of the state, the governor said electoral offenders “are armed robbers and should be treated as such”.
He appealed to the workers to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election for the senate, federal house of representatives and, in some cases, state assembly constituencies. “
“Anyone who plans to rig an election is an armed robber and should be treated as such. If you are coming to rig an election in the state, first prepare your will before embarking on the journey. Inform your wife or husband and go ahead to say your last prayers,” he said. “When someone cannot come through the door, he may want to come through the window.
Rivers people must not allow them. Our people must stop them from entering through the window to obstruct the good works of this administration.” He also declared January 27 as a public holiday in the state in commemoration of the supreme court validation of his election.
“Every January 27 will be observed as a public holiday in this state because that is the day God came down to save Rivers State. What people must understand is that power comes from God. We know God speaks last and he has spoken.”
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