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The lawmaker representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Farah Dagogo has called on the general public to hold the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike responsible if anything happens to him.

This is coming after Wike declared the governorship aspirant wanted for allegedly hiring cultists to disrupt the screening of aspirants at the Peoples Democratic Party secretariat in the state.

Dagogo in a statement released through his media aide, Ibrahim Lawal on Thursday accused Wike of lying against him.

He noted that he was not at the party secretariat as the screening done on Wednesday was for State House of Assembly or House of Representatives aspirants.

Dagogo while speaking on what happened at the secretariat said, “around 3 pm, some of the aspirants were uncomfortable that as at that time, the screening committee had not come for the purpose they were meant for.

“They held a press briefing in the front of the Party Secretariat and alleged of ploy not to screen them and another to disqualify them by the absent Screening Committee.

“After the Press briefing that went viral on both conventional and social media, the screening committee came to the venue to start the process late in the evening for an exercise that was supposed to start in the morning hours.

“After a while, the Camp Commandant to the Governor, Efeturi Irikefe, who was at the venue with a retinue of police officers, tried to disrupt the process by shooting indiscriminately to scare supporters of the aspirants outside the venue.”

Dagogo charged the commissioner of police in the state to arrest and investigate the activities of Efeturi Irikefe, Camp Commandant to the Governor at the Party’s Secretariat yesterday.

He said, “If any incident should befall Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, the Governor of Rivers State and his agent should be held responsible.”

The lawmaker accused Governor Wike of planning to blackmail him ahead of the screening of governorship aspirants of the party on Thursday.

He stated that the action of Governor Wike violates sections 14 and 33 of the 1999 constitution.

Dagogo affirmed that he will attend any police invitation but it has to be after the screening exercise.


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