EFCC, INEC combine to target opposition, Wike on campaign funds


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has continued his hit hard at some federal agencies that hav direct bearing with the upcoming elections.


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the so-called partnership between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent National Eelections Commission (INEC) to monitor campaign finances ahead of 2019 elections is a witch-hunt targeted at the opposition.

Speaking in PH, Governor Wike described the partnership as a political deception.

He said: “EFCC working with INEC to investigate campaign finances is merely a smokescreen.  It is targeted at the opposition party.

“When have you heard that EFCC would come up to say, as regards the ruling party, funds came from the government?  I will not be carried away by the so-called EFCC investigation “.

Governor Wike noted that the EFCC is working towards creating an atmosphere of advantage for the ruling party in the long run.

He said: “The fund they want to investigate is only when it has to do with the opposition states. Take for example, EFCC said PDP spent money in the last 2015 elections.

“Has EFCC investigated those states that were APC, like Rivers State at that time that funded part of their election?  Who is deceiving who? EFCC is only working to witch-hunt the opposition.”

The governor regretted that since 2015, the Federal Government under the APC has been unable to complete the Port Harcourt International Airport. He said despite criticising Jonathan, the Federal Government has refused to upgrade the airport.

“When you look at the whole thing, you see the hatred. How this government does not like the people of Rivers State “, the governor said.