Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have directed CEOs of banks to deny Rivers State cash during the weeks of 2019 Election.
Governor Wike said that he received the information on the alleged cash strangulation by few Bank Managing Directors who attended the meeting with the CBN Governor and EFCC.
Addressing thousands of supporters during the PDP Campaign Rally at Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area on Tuesday, Governor Wike said this unconstitutional initiative by the APC Federal Government will fail woefully.
He said: “We have passed that stage. Nobody can gag us. Before now, we prepared for the elections. They should not bother, because we are ready”.
The governor said rather than cry over the insistence of the international community that the Federal Government should conduct credible polls, President Muhammadu Buhari should emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan who organised free and fair elections and lost.
“In 2015, the APC went to the International Community and got their support. They supported them and the PDP lost.
‘Today, the APC Federal Government is crying because the international community is insisting on credible polls.
“President Muhammadu Buhari should conduct credible polls and earn international respect. Buhari should emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan. He should not rig with security agencies because it will not work”, he said.
The governor declared that PDP is ready for the forthcoming general elections as the party is preferred by Rivers people and has a history of resounding electoral victories.