Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi has accused Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, of killing the late youth corps member, Okonta Samuel, that was murdered in the Rivers rerun election violence.
The minister levelled the allegation against Wike on Saturday in a statement he issued to react to claims made by Gov. Wike that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was plotting to release some of the results in the eight local government areas in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The statement reads in part: “You would recall that Wike has been threatening INEC and INEC officials. Before the re-run elections, he threatened INEC officials coming to conduct the elections to write their wills before coming as if they were coming to die in Rivers State.
“Sadly, an INEC ad hoc staff, a youth corper was murdered. This is a classic case of the owl crying in the night and the baby not waking up in the morning.
“He threatened INEC before the elections and an INEC official sent to conduct election was murdered on election day, what other evidence do we need to know who is responsible for the death of the INEC official?”