Rivers Rerun: Fayose Accuses DSS Of Leaking Wike's Phone Conversation
It has been reported that the police panel set up to investigate the phone conversation of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, where he was heard speaking with INEC officials will be used as an exhibit.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, would also conduct a forensic analysis of the leaked audio conversation to ascertain Governor Wike's role in the crisis that led to the death of two police officers during the Rivers rerun.
The telephone conversation which was leaked by Sahara Reporters heard Fayose congratulating Wike on the victory of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the rerun polls, also praising Wike for his courage in daring the soldiers on election duty.
Wike, in his response, dismissed the military, saying, 'the Nigerian Army does not exist again now'.
Ekiti State Governor in his reaction, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as he has failed Nigerians who voted him to power.
He made this statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday.
It is better for the President to resign because he appears not to have the capacity for positivity. If all the presidents that ruled before Buhari had behaved like he is behaving now, he himself will be in jail, he said.
The Governor accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of recording telephone conversations of Nigerians perceived as critics of Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government.
Specifically, he accused the DSS of editing the conversations and leaking same to Sahara Reporters, which according to him, has now become the official propaganda platform of the Federal Government.
The governor stated:
If the President and his hatchet men in the DSS, EFCC and other Federal Government’s agencies do not know what to do other than to record phone conversations of their perceived political foes, they should just resign and save the country from this harrowing experience.
Rather than tackling hunger and the country’s economic woes, they have embarked on diversionary tactics with irrelevant stories of governors Wike and Fayose’s phone conversations, governors who do not bear arms and have no control over any security apparatus.
I knew it before now that telephone conversations of prominent Nigerians, especially National Assembly members and opposition figures are being monitored, but I have remained unperturbed in my resolve to play my roles in rescuing Nigeria from the jaws of tyranny, which the present APC Federal Government represents.