Mr Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the police as obstacles to achieving credible elections in the Nigeria.
He further exonerated Nigerian leaders, saying they would sit up and work for the development of the country if credible elections were conducted.
The governor said this at the Government House in Port Harcourt when the National Executive Council of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria visited him.
Wike said, “Credible elections will keep leaders on their toes and make them work for the people, instead of the present situation where leaders fail to work, but rely on INEC and police to help them rig elections.
“If rigging is eliminated from the system and the will of the people matters, leaders will sit up and work for their communities. However, INEC and police form obstacles to credible elections in Nigeria.”
The governor explained that delivering credible elections at all levels would also help to reduce the level of agitations in the country.
The governor also pointed out that agitations for the restructuring of the country would intensify until the Federal Government decided to take the right steps to address developmental challenges facing the nation.
Wike added, “Nobody will clamour for restructuring once things are put in the right perspective. Unless the right thing is done, the clamour for restructuring will never stop.”