Wike Condemns Police’ Role In Rivers Rerun Election

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Updated December 12, 2016

Wike Condemns Police' Role In Rivers Rerun ElectionThe Governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike has reacted to the disruption of the collation of results at the Port Harcourt City Hall where INEC officials and party agents were gathered.

The Governor who arrived at the centre after the incident condemned the role of security agencies in the exercise, saying that he was at the collation centre to avert a possible confrontation from PDP supporters and those he said planned to perpetrate violence.

Governor Wike added that he had lost hope in the Nigerian Police.

The results from Emohua local government in Rivers East senatorial district had been at the centre of controversy following what some, including Governor Wike called delay tactics and an attempt to tamper with the results.

The Rivers East senatorial district collation centre then came under attack by men suspected to be security operatives.

Wike Condemns Police' Role In Rivers Rerun ElectionNothing was spared as many scampered for safety with Channels Television crew also caught in the mix.

Later on, a group of protesting youths and party supporters gathered with the mission to ensure that the results of the senatorial district which has George Sekibo as the PDP candidate and Andrew Uchendu as the APC candidate were announced.

The PDP candidate, George Sekibo, was later declared winner of the Rivers East senatorial district, while Rivers South East senatorial district was clinched by APC candidate, Magnus Abe.

A candidate of the PDP, Osinachukwu Ideozu, also won Rivers West senatorial district with 107,166 votes, defeating the APC candidate, Otelemaba Amachree who polled 48,898 votes.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police has also reacted to the alleged role of their operatives during the rerun elections.

There have been several criticisms of the activities of some of the security operatives in the post Saturday election appraisal.

Men in Police uniform were seen harassing party agents and those present at the Rivers East collation centre.

Reacting to the disruption of the collation exercise in Port Harcourt City Hall, the Police Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Don Awunah told Channels Television that the men are not their officers.