Narrating the incident to members of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers' Council who paid him a goodwill Christmas visit on Tuesday, Wike said:
"The security agencies orchestrated plans to cause violence with a view to making the state ungovernable for ulterior motives.
"My personal police details who accompanied me to stop Fakorede from successfully rigging the Rivers East Senatorial District election have been arrested and detained in Abuja.
"Look at how peaceful Rivers State has become after the elections. Why was the election violent? It is because they wanted particular candidates to win and they wanted to rig in favour of such candidates
"I was called to share seats. I said I will not participate in such a fraud. I insisted that the votes must count. Let everyone go for elections."