See What APC Says About wike 50,000 Aides Appointment


APC Wali- Rivers govt’s appointment of 50,000 aides is vote buying

Kingsley Wali, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has charged the Rivers administration with purchasing votes.

Nyesom Wike, the governor, appointed 28,000 Special Assistants on Political Units on October 12.

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The number of aides had climbed to 50,000, according to an announcement made the following day by his spokesperson Kelvin Ebiri.

14,000 Special Advisers, 319 Ward Liaison Officers, and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers are among the new hires.

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In response, Wali claimed that under the guise of appointment or employment, vote buying had been legalized and sanctioned.


The convener of the Unity House Foundation (UHF) said that Rivers State was codifying vote buying, something INEC opposes.

“The current administration claims that it will hire roughly 100,000 employees and pay them from public funds.

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It is presumable that they have 100,000 votes long before the election even begins.

The Wike administration, according to Wali, had eight years to hire individuals but waited until just before the general elections to do so.

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“You are currently purchasing them with a monthly paycheck of about 5000 naira.


Simply request that folks bring their PVCs. What other appropriate name do you give that besides vote-buying? he joked.

The Rivers government’s “tactics” to frighten the opposition before the election, Wali continued, will not deter the APC.

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