Rivers State Government has exonerated Governor Nyesom Wike from the arrest of members of the Atiku Abubakar Support Organisation.
Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been having a running battle with the Rivers governor after defeating him to clinch the party’s ticket last year.
On Sunday, there were reports that about 30 members of the campaign organisation were arrested by armed policemen during a meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
According to the spokesman of the campaign organisation, Victor Moses, some of those arrested were state and local government leaders of the organisation.
He alleged that the police operatives may have acted on the instructions of Governor Wike, who has refused to participate in activities of the PDP Presidential Campaign.
Reacting to the allegation on Monday, the State Commissioner for Information in Rivers State, Chris Finebone said it is illogical for the support group in the state to link Governor Wike to whatever issues it may have with the police.
Finebone told Channels Television that the allegation is one of the instances in which people find it convenient to point an accusing finger at a government in power.
Although the commissioner did not confirm the arrest of the organisation’s members, he, however, said if people have infringed on the law, the security agents must act to maintain peace.