Wike Revokes C-of-O Of Portharcourt Hotel, Novotel Over Electoral Involvements
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State at the weekend revoked the Certificate of occupancy (C of O) of Novotel hotel located at the popular Airport junction of Port Harcourt.
Wike said at the second session of the Third Synod of Anglican Diocese of Evo in Port Harcourt, that the hotel was a centre of electoral fraud.
“Novotel has turned itself into the state’s worst centre of electoral fraud, which causes insecurity and instability,” Wike said.
He alleged that on Saturday the facility was used to manipulate the non-elective APC local government congress, and that on December 10, 2016, the same Novotel was used to rig elections.
“Nobody will allow rigging in 2019. In 2019, it is one man, one vote. I appeal to APC to allow internal democracy to take place,” he said.
APC supporters on Saturday barricaded the hotel and prevented the delegate congress committee members from leaving the hotel premises on the allegation that the result of the congress were written in the hotel.
Speaking, the Anglican Bishop of Evo Diocese, Rt Rev. Innocent Ordu appealed to Rivers People to support the Wike administration, saying that the governor was working for the development of the country.