Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said he has uncovered a sinister scheme by the Federal Government to frame him up for gun running using a Lebanese businessman.
The governor who had recently accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of plotting to assassinate him, said that the Lebanese businessman would claim he had received money from him to procure arms for the 2019 elections.
He revealed this during a thanksgiving service at the St. Thomas Anglican Church, Diobu, Port Harcourt yesterday, in honour of the Chairman of Rivers State Local Government Service Commission, Azubuike Nmerukini, who survived a major surgery.
Wike told the congregation that ahead of the 2019 general elections; the Federal Government has become so desperate that it had devised a devious method where it believes that framing opponents will enhance its political fortunes.
He pointed out that Nigerians had initially thought he was playing politics with the series of allegations against the Federal Government until former President Olusegun Obasanjo revealed details of how the government intends to frame him up.
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“I am not close to any Lebanese, let alone give money to anyone to buy arms for elections. We have dutifully served our people and we don’t need to purchase arms for elections. If elections are held 20, 000 times, we will win because our projects have positively impacted the lives of our people, “ he said.