An audio tape made available to Politics Nigeria indicates the Rivers state governor, Nyesom wike solicited to bribe INEC officials in the last Rivers rerun elections.
There is no doubt that it is Wike’s voice in the audio due to its deep and husky nature. He can be heard threatening to kill an official who didn’t want do his bidding.
The calls reveal how the governor was arranging with INEC officials, particularly those sent from Plateau State, to rig the election for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in local government areas like Ikwerre, etche etc.
In One of the calls, wike can be heard speaking to a female INEC official who was disgruntled with the amount offered by the governor for the rigging job. Wike explodes saying that he has paid the electoral coordinator.
At a certain point in the phone conversation, Wike can be heard threatening to kill an electoral officer who refused to sign a result sheet. He is heard demanding back the money he paid the official, adding that if the official tried to double cross him, he would not leave Rivers state ‘alive’.
This blood chilling conversation gives one a view into the dirty world of Nigerian politics.