– Rivers’ information commissioner Tam-George says the APC declared war on Wike’s government after loss at Supreme Court in 2016
– He says the first attempt on Wike’s life was immediately after the APC lost the case at the apex court
– He also claims that there were attempts to bribe some dismissed officers who were close to Wike with N150million to kill him
Governor Wike had claimed that there were attempts to get him killed
Rivers state commissioner for information and communication Austin Tam-George has revealed how Governor Nyesome Wike reportedly survived not fewer than five attempts on his life in just one year.
The Guardian reports that Tam-George made the revelation in a statement released in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
According to the commissioner, the assassination attempts were foiled by former Chief Security Officer who was suddenly withdrawn by the Nigeria Police Force and six other officers who were also dismissed by the Force in January 2017.
Tam-George accused the APC of being behind the plots. He claimed that the party was making attempts on Wike’s life because of the Peoples Democratic Party’s victory over it at the Supreme Court on Wike’s legitimacy as Rivers’ chief executive.
He said: “It is no secret that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration declared war on the government and people of Rivers State, soon after the party lost the governorship litigation at the Supreme Court in 2016.”
Tam-George alleged that the first attempt on Wike’s life happened just after Nigeria’s apex court confirmed Wike’s victory at the April 2015 governorship election.
He added that after a series of futile attempts, two of the dismissed six cops were offered N150 million to execute the malicious job but they rejected the offer.
Recall that Nyesom Wike of Rivers state had alleged that the Inspector-General of Police Idris Ibrahim had given the new Commissioner of Police posted to Rivers State a mandate to get him assassinated.
Wike made the allegation while fielding questions from reporters on Saturday, April 8.
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