By Gladys Nweke
Arch Tonye Cole, Gubernatorial candidate of the APC, has opened up on Gov Nyesom Wike and said the governor may not have told the whole truth in some matters raging in the state.
Cole expressed his regrets that Rivers State has been in the media for the wrong reasons. He said this on Wednesday 27th February 2019, in a media chat with newsmen, where he condoled with the family of all those who lost their lives in the violence orchestrated by thugs.
Cole in his address to newsmen in Rivers State stated that Governor Wike is making unfounded and malicious statements about the crisis at Abonnema the headquarters of Akuku Toru LGA in Rivers state.
By accusing Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, Hon. Tonye Princewill and himself ( Arch. Tonye Cole) of masterminding the crisis. He stated that because of Wike’s desperate desire to grab power by all means he (Wike) is ready to run down any one through any means at his disposal.
Cole also condemned the urgly roles of some of the INEC officials played in turning down results from LGAs where APC had major votes in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.
He believes that the people of Rivers State have also expressed their desire for a change for government at the state level by refusing to vote and support massive rigging to the tone of over one million votes as it was in 2015 elections where APC has just 65,000.00 and some fractions. But from the the current election where the results are different now considering the fact that the PDP had robust campaigns and having their candidates contesting election for the National Assembly APC still gave them a tough fight as evident in the figures announced by INEC.