The Rivers State Commissioner of Health, Dr Sampson Parker, has expressed worries over increasing number of election violence related deaths, saying “the electoral violence in the the State is epidemic”.
With the elections less than two weeks away, the clamour for violence free polls is not just a call from Rivers people but a cry for help.
According to the Assistant Inspector General of police (AIG) in charge of zone 6, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, the responsibility of ensuring credible and peaceful polls in the 2015 election is everyone’s call.
Mr Ogunsakin said that the stakes of this year’s election are high for everyone.
He made this remark at a gathering of security agencies, security experts and political stakeholders with focus on the conduct of a secure, peaceful and credible polls in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
On the hills of recent violent attacks recorded in Rivers State, especially as the elections approach, the police, other security agencies, traditional rulers and members of the political class have come together to brainstorm on how to ensure the conduct of secure, peaceful and credible polls.