Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the Federal Government, through the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, had directed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to work with internet service providers to shutdown internet access during the elections.
Wike said shutting down internet access by NSA and INEC was aimed at facilitating rigging. He spoke, yesterday, during a courtesy visit by Savannah Centre Council on Peaceful and Violence Free in Nigeria at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He said: “NSA has met with INEC to ensure that internet service provider’s shutdown the internet, so that foreign bodies won’t see what’s happening in the country during the elections.
“They will jam all the frequencies and internet services to stop real time communication during the elections. This plot to rig the forthcoming election is a recipe for violence.
They will not succeed in whatever they are planning. The world will be informed about their criminal activities.” The governor said the negative actions of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration indicate that they will not accept defeat when they lose the forthcoming election.