Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Special
Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) is being prepared by the authorities for the
rigging of the 2019 General Elections .
Governor Wike stated that the so-called review of the operation of SARs
following the outcry by Nigerians over the deadly illegal acts of the
organisation, is merely aimed at diverting public focus.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Board of Editors of Sun Publishing
Limited at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike
described SARS as a gang of criminals, leading Nigeria to disaster.
The Management of Sun Publishing Limited led by its Managing Director, Mr
Eric Osagie visited to present the letter of nomination to the Rivers
State Governor as Sun Newspaper Governor of the Year 2017.
He said: “SARS is being prepared for the rigging of elections in 2019.
Time has come for people to resist these criminals in uniform because
they cannot kill everyone.
“SARS has not helped in Rivers State. Rather they perpetrate criminal
activities. With the sustained activities of SARS, Nigeria is heading for
He pointed out that when Rivers State Government alerted the nation on the
criminal activities of SARS across the state, the authorities disregarded
the evidence presented.
Governor Wike added that the same thing happened when the Inspector
General of Police deliberately withdrew his security details to give
the APC an advantage.
He said: “When the Inspector General of Police took his impunity to
Anambra State and withdrew the Security details of the Anambra State
Governor, the Senate quickly intervened because they knew that the acts
of lawlessness of the Inspector General of Police was getting close”.
Commenting on the award by the Sun Newspaper, Governor Wike said it will
spur him to continue the execution of projects across the state.
He said that as long as the award is based on the tangible of projects
delivery, Rivers State will continue to emerge victorious.
Earlier, Managing Director of Sun Publishing Limited, Mr Eric Osagie said
for the first time in 15 years, Governor Wike has emerged as the first
person to win the Sun Newspaper Governor of the Year back to back.
He said that Governor Wike was voted by the Sun Board of Editors ” for his
incessant ground breaking infrastructural projects across Rivers State “.
Osagie said Governor Wike will receive the award on February 24, 2018 in
Lagos. The Sun Publishing Limited lauded the governor for his
developmental strides across the three senatorial districts of the State.