Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended Electoral Act is a threat to the nation’s existence as it will generate deadly political tension in 2019.
Governor Wike also declared that the whole essence of not signing the Electoral Act by President Buhari was for him to allegedly rig the 2019 elections.
The Governor spoke at the Government House Port Harcourt during the visit of the Anglican Bishop of Niger Delta North, Wisdom Ihunwo.
He said there was no certainty that there will be Nigeria after the 2019 General elections.
Governor Wike said that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware that if he assents to the amended 2018 Electoral Act, he will lose the elections, adding that the APC was working against transparent and credible polls because they have been rejected by Nigerians.
“This present administration does not not want the existence of one Nigeria. We don’t know if there will be Nigeria after the 2019 General elections.
“The National Assembly tried to cure the defects of the Electoral Act that led to controversies during the 2015 elections. After the passage, the President kept on giving countless excuses why he wouldn’t sign the amended Electoral Act.
“The whole essence of not signing the Electoral Act is to rig the 2019 General elections. And in the plot to rig the 2019 elections, Rivers State comes first and Akwa Ibom State is the second on their list.
“Now, they don’t want to use the smart card readers because they want to sit down and write results.
“It is painful that the President that says he is fighting corruption is leaving room for the rigging of the 2019 polls. There is no corruption worse than rigging. The President cannot set this country on fire”.