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General News of Monday, 27 February 2023


172,863 sign petition to revoke Wike’s visa over alleged violence

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More than 170,000 persons have signed a virtual petition on for the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and the entirety of the European and Asian continents to cancel the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s visa.

The petitions allege that the governor destroyed the electoral process in Rivers.

MyNigeria couldn't confirm the allegation at the time of filing this report.

The progenitor of the petition, Onyebuchi Ezeagabu, alleged that Wike was “operating to destroy electoral process,” adding that the eligibility of the governor’s Visa and that of his family should be revoked.

Ezeagabu wrote, “The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has been operating to destroy electoral process in the state he governs. We demand his and his family’s visas eligibility revoked.”

A signee, Amechi Victor said, “He is against democracy in Nigeria. He just manipulated election results.”

The PUNCH reports that there were unconfirmed reports of alleged violence in some poling units in Rivers State during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.