ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused politicians in the state of recruiting cultists and ex-convicts to be used as political thugs before and during 2023 general elections.
Wike made the claims in a state broadcast.
He said reports indicated that meetings for such recruitment are held in hotels and other entertainment centres around the state.
The Governor warned that his administration would not allow any politician, despite his past or present status or political leaning, to upset the relative peace that security agencies have struggled to maintain in Rivers State.
Also, he warned of more drastic action against accomplices of the criminal plot, saying that his administration will “pull down any hotel or entertainment centres where such gatherings are held”.
Wike disclosed that the security agencies have been alerted to be on the trail of those politicians suspected of recruiting the thugs.
He called for more vigilance among the residents while thanking them for their support since assuming office in 2015.