Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has warned the federal government not to use security forces to undermine electoral processes.
The Governor, however, said that political leaders will be more accountable if security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) restrict themselves to their constitutional roles.
The governor said this during a courtesy visit by the Commander of the 115 special operations group, Nigerian Airforce, to the government house in PortHarcourt on Friday.
He said the manipulation of security agencies and INEC by some Politicians has made it possible for their people to be denied development projects, saying that the nation can only make progress when things were done differently.
He said: “The only way this country can grow is if things are done right. One of the reasons Nigerian leaders refuse to perform is because some of them connive with INEC and security agencies to rig”
“Nobody cares. Because whether or not you perform, they will use security agencies and INEC to manipulate the electoral process “.
The governor noted that the Rivers State Government will continue to partner with the Nigerian Air Force for the promotion of security.
He said that the state government will support the Nigerian Air Force to fight crime and criminality in the state.
He warned the military against being dragged into the settlement of civil disputes .