Farah Dagogo, a Rivers State gubernatorial hopeful who was proclaimed wanted by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, has urged the public to hold the governor accountable if anything happens to him.
Dagogo, a member of the House of Representatives, was proclaimed wanted by Gov. Wike yesterday for reportedly engaging “cultists” to disrupt candidate screening at the State party secretariat in Port Harcourt.
The lawmaker accused the Governor of lying against him in a statement released on Thursday by his media assistant, Ibrahim Lawal.
He explained that he was never present at the party secretariat for the screening since he is a gubernatorial hopeful rather than a State House of Assembly or House of Representatives aspirant,
Explaining what transpired at the venue of the screening, the lawmaker said, “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.”
The lawmaker called on the 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 accused the Governor of attempts to blackmail him ahead of the screening of governorship aspirants of the party on Thursday and added that the action of the governor violates sections 14 and 33 of the 1999 constitution.
He, however, said he will be willing to attend any police invitation but that it must be after the screening exercise.