Governor Wike warns against plans to rig the 2023 elections in Rivers State


Governor Nyesom Wike has warned against any plot to rig the 2023 elections in Rivers State.

The Governor who spoke during the flag-off ceremony of the construction of the convocation arena in the University of Port Harcourt yesterday said he will resist any attempt to manipulate the 2023 election in the state warning that 2023 will be different from 2019.

Making reference to the recent appointment of vice-chancellor of the institution, Governor Wike said it was regrettable that political considerations have become a factor in the appointment of vice-chancellors in Nigeria.

The Governor claimed that the VC’s are often expected to submit the names of returning officers that would favour the ruling party.

He however warned that nobody would be allowed to manipulate elections in his state.

The governor also warned against the move by the National Assembly to remove electronic transmission of election results from the Electoral Act.