Rivers Rerun: Controversy Deepens As Wike Leads Protest Against Police

Channels Television  
Updated December 15, 2016

PDP, Nyesom Wike, Police, Rivers RerunThe dust is yet to settle over the just concluded legislative rerun election in Rivers State as more reactions have continued to trail the outcome of the poll.

This time, the Governor, Nyesom Wike led supporters and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as some members of the State Executive Council to the Police Headquarters in Rivers State.

The protesters demanded the redeployment of two officers, who they claim masterminded the violence and electoral malpractice that took place at the polls.

They also stormed the streets of Port Harcourt, to protest what they termed “undue interference of the Police in the electioneering process”.

Hope Lost In Police

Earlier, Governor Wike had condemned the purported disruption of the collation of results at the Port Harcourt City Hall, where party agents and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission had gathered.

He also expressed displeasure at the role of security agencies in the exercise, saying he had lost hope in the Nigerian Police.

Governor Wike insisted on Thursday that his government and people would not cease from protesting unless their demands were met.

On sighting the demonstrators, officials at the Police headquarters tried to lock up the gate but to no avail.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyril Okoro, who who spoke on behalf of the Police Commissioner, promised to relate the Governor’s message to the appropriate quarters.

He also revealed that the matter involving the said officers was under investigation.