Hold Wike responsible if anything happens to me – Dagogo cries out


A governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Farah Dagogo, who was yesterday declared wanted by the State Governor, Nyesom Wike has cried out to the general public urging then to hold the Wike responsible if anything happens to him.

Dagogo, who is also a serving member of the House of Representatives, was declared wanted by Wike over allegedly hiring of “cultists” to disrupt the screening of aspirants at the State secretariat of the PDP in Port Harcourt.

In a statement made available on Thursday by his media aide, Ibrahim Lawal, the lawmaker accused Wike of lying against him.

Dagogo stated that he was never at the party secretariat for the screening as he is a governorship aspirant and not a State House of Assembly or House of Representatives aspirant, those whose screening were scheduled for Wednesday.


Revealing what transpired at the venue of the screening, the lawmaker stated that, “around 3pm, some of the aspirants were uncomfortable that as at that time, the screening committee had not come for the purpose they were meant for.

“They held a Press briefing at the front of the Party Secretariat and alleged of ploy not to screen them and another to disqualify them by the absent Screening Committee.

“After the Press briefing that went viral on both conventional and social media, the screening committee came to the venue to start the process late in the evening for an exercise that was supposed to start in the morning hours.

“After a while, the Camp Commandant to the Governor, Efeturi Irikefe, who was at the venue with retinue of police officers, tried to disrupt the process by shooting indiscriminately to scare supporters of the aspirants outside the venue.”

Dagogo called on the Rivers State commissioner of police to arrest and investigate the activities of Efeturi Irikefe, Camp Commandant to the Governor at the Party’s Secretariat yesterday.

“If any incident should befall Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, the Governor of Rivers State and his agent should be held responsible,” he said.

He further accused Dagogo of attempting to blackmail him ahead of the screening of governorship aspirants of the party which is to hold on Thursday, adding that the action of the governor violates sections 14 and 33 of the 1999 constitution.

He stated that he was willing and ready to attend any police invitation but that it must be after the screening exercise.

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