Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, on Friday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies were under pressure to scuttle the will of the people during the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State .
Wike stated this during a television programme in Port Harcourt, according to a release from the state Commissioner for Information and Communications , Paulinus Nsirim .
The governor also said that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ’ s incumbency would not work during the Ondo poll.
But Akeredolu fired back at Wike on Friday, warning him to steer clear of the October 10 governorship election in the state .
The Rivers governor said just as the people of Edo State fought against godfatherism, those of Ondo State would respond to the several unfulfilled promises made to them by the All Progressives Congress .
The statement read , “ Having lost Edo State , everything will be done not to lose Ondo State because they know that will mean the end of the APC . It is such pressure that is on INEC and the security agencies now that may lead to their compromising (SIC ).
“ I fear that INEC and the security agencies may succumb . But I pray they resist it and continue to defend democracy . In Ondo State , the will of the people is against them and incumbency will not work . ”