Election Rigging is worse than Armed Robbery - Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has commended the United States and the United Kingdom for the Visa ban placed on election riggers in the country.
The governor also urged both countries to publish the names of those banned so as to improve the nation's electoral process.
This is as he stressed that election rigging is worse than armed robbery. 

Governor Wike who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for the Edo election made the appeal during a Live Television Programme in Port Harcourt. 

"The agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to win at all cost for us to go to the tribunal. That is why Edo people must be vigilant.

"I must commend the United States and the United Kingdom for the Visa ban placed on election riggers in the country. 

"They should go ahead and publish their names so that a lot of things will change in our electoral process.

"Election rigging is worse than armed robbery. So whatever sanctions that can be imposed will be highly welcomed by the PDP, " he added.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the Edo State Governorship election to create hope in the electoral process.

He stated that the outcome of the election would provide hope for the general elections of 2023.

"Let everyone that loves this country ensure that the September 19, 2020 election is credible, free and fair. The Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should show Nigerians that they can support credible elections. 

"INEC should ensure that result sheets are not in the hands of individuals. Security Agencies should not whisk away collation officers and later bring them back with cooked results.

"Complete manipulation of the electoral process causes violence. No politician will cause violence if the Police and INEC do not compromise," he stated.