Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said Friday’s attack on the State Judiciary, is an attempt by the Police and the All Progressive Congress (APC ) to overthrow his government.
Wike stated this on Friday after he inspected the Rivers State High Court Complex vandalized by some supporters of the APC reportedly loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Several courtrooms were destroyed, while the court library was ransacked.
“This is very unfortunate. Do not trivialize this invasion by saying it is just an attack by the APC on the judiciary.
“This is a complete coup by the Nigerian Police and the APC to overthrow the Rivers State Government.
“We have said it before and we have been vindicated by this callous joint invasion of the Rivers State Judiciary.
“We cannot continue to rely on the police to defend us. We must all stand up to defend democracy. What has happened is a sign of what APC and Police have planned.
“APC Federal Government is not prepared for the election.
“Therefore, they want to truncate the nation’s democracy.
“They are fomenting trouble to create an avenue for the military to take over.
“The APC Federal Government sponsored Senator Omo-Agege at the Federal High Court.
“Nobody invaded the court. This action by the Police and APC is not acceptable,” Wike said.
The Governor also claimed the plot was executed by a former Local Government Chairman already standing trial for murder.
“We must defend ourselves and the nation’s democracy. We cannot continue to rely on the police. Remember, it was the police that kidnapped a sitting governor.
“Nigerians have rejected the APC and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Since they are unpopular, they want to truncate the nation’s democracy,” he said.