Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Ekiti people to stand firm and resist any attempt by the Independent National Electoral Commission ,INEC, to manipulate their governorship election results.
Speaking during the official presentation of flag to the Ekiti State PDP Governorship Candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, Governor Wike declared: “This is Operation Stay Where You Are”.
A ststement by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, reports Wikle as warning that, on no account should the Ekiti people be intimidated by the use of security agencies for the purpose of manipulating the process.
He said: “If they like, they should bring missiles, stay put and defend your votes. Stay put at the voting centre until the results are formally announced “.
The governor added: “Everybody must be courageous and vigilant. Nobody should run away due to intimidation. Stay and demand credible elections because they don’t want to conduct credible polls.
“They want to rig, but they must be resisted by the good people of Ekiti State. Look at the crowd, Ekiti State has been won by the PDP”