Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday told President Muhammadu Buhari that Rivers people will never support violence as being orchestrated by leaders of Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC).
A statement by his spokesman, Simon Nwakaudu, quoted him as saying this while informing the President, that his campaign Director General, Rotimi Amaechi at the APC presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, sang a war song in Igbo.
Wike told Buhari that Amaechi threatened to unleash violence on Rivers State during the forthcoming elections.
He spoke when Buhari and traditional rulers of Rivers State met in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
His words: “Rivers State does not believe in violence and we will not support any dance for violence.
“Those who sing other people’s song for violence, they know what they achieve. They know what they gain”, he said.
Governor Wike assured Nigerians that the evil plots to fuel violence by the APC will fail.
“I want to assure the President that Rivers State is a peaceful state . It will never be a violent state. I will not support violence and Rivers people will not support violence”, he added.