Rivers Gov Candidates Protest At Police Headquarters, Accuse Wike Of Intimidation
Governorship candidates of some political parties in Rivers State on Friday stormed the State Police headquarters.
The candidates are protesting the alleged intimidation by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike ahead of the governorship election scheduled for the 18th of March, 2023.
The candidates are Senator Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Tonye Cole, All Progressives Congress (APC), Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Accord, and Tonte Ibraye, African Democratic Congress.
The opposition parties also alleged that their members and supporters are being harassed and arrested by security agencies working for governor Wike and called for the immediate release of all those arrested within this political period.
Rivers: Wike Releases Full List Of Politicians Planning To Sabotage The Gubernatorial Elections
Wike has called on law enforcement agents to arrest 27 politicians reportedly planning to sabotage the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
Wike claimed that the politicians were planning to employ armed thugs, cultists, and criminals dressed in military and police uniforms to disrupt the elections.
He said that the reason for the disruption was because the former transportation minister Chibuike Amaechi amongst others were banned from using any military personnel during the elections.
The politicians’ names were given by Wike, who spoke on Thursday night in a state-wide broadcast, as Dr. Lenoonu Nwibubasa, Bright Nwinyoodee, Barika Bareh, Friday Sinee, Dumbari Deezua, and Neeka Ikina. In addition, there are Gift Welebe, Dr. Gabriel Pidomson, Giobari Poiba, Barisi Bonikoo, Mr Ogbams Ojimah, Paul Lawrence Paul, Anosike Orduwa, and Hon. Mike Amachree. Also on the list are Nwobueze Amadi, Chidi Wosa, Ugochukwu Wosu, Ndidi Erim, Lucky Mmai, Baridi Edmund Katara, Solo Filiman Mon, Charles Anyanwu, Christian Don Pedro, Iworiabo Amachree, and Arokosimiya Ikalama.
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