Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District has assured Ogoni people that they would soon feel the impact of the mandate they gave him. In a goodwill message to Ogoni people on the 2017 Ogoni day celebration signed by his Spokesperson Parry Saroh Benson, Senator Abe said he was happy for the support Ogoni gave him and that he had commenced initiatives in realizing his campaign promises. Senator Abe said the Ogoni made him proud by their unflinching support and vote cast for him on the December 10 re-run election. He stated that by their votes they had made a statement and drawn the respect of the entire Rivers people on their principled stand to go to the centre.
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, says he is undaunted despite attempt to use federal might to upturn the wishes of the people during rerun elections, and will at all times defend Rivers people and democracy at all costs. He made the declaration when he played host to the Management and Board of Authority Newspapers Limited, during official handover of nomination letter as “Governor of the Year” by the newspaper at Government House in Port Harcourt, yesterday. Wike said he will always accord respect to the office of the President even in the face of confrontation from those he believed are working against the Federal Government in the name of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in Rivers State. The Rivers State Chief Executive said, “ what we are saying is that democracy must triumph in this country.”
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, yesterday, led thousands of Rivers people to the streets to protest the alleged killings by the police and other security agencies during the December 10 rerun elections. The governor and other protesters had taken off from the Government House, Port Harcourt at 8am, and marched through Azikiwe Street and Bank Road before stopping at the Rivers State Police headquarters on Moscow Road. Wike had waited patiently for about 30 minutes before the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Cyril Okoro, came out and spoke through the gate. The governor, who later addressed the police, explained that the people of Rivers State were at the Police headquarters to inform the authorities that they were tired of the killings of innocent people in the state by the police and other security operatives.
Senator-elect for Rivers South East Senatorial District, Magnus Ngei Abe, has said that he cannot afford to fail the people of Rivers South East Senatorial District. Speaking at a church service held at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Bera in Gokana Local Government Area, Abe said he was determined more than ever to tackle the problems of the district headlong. “Rather than for me to fail, it would have been better I didn’t even win. I cannot afford to fail”, he said. He urged the people to continuously pray for God’s guidance and direction.
Ahead of Saturday’s re-run election in Rivers State, pro-democracy and good governance group, the Wailing Wailers, have urged chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, particularly the National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State to stop making inciting statements capable of sparking violence in the state. The group, said the call became necessary, following what it described as inciting statements made by Oyegun and Ganduje, at the Mega Rally of the APC in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
The Rivers State Government has expressed fears over the possible assassination of Chief Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike before the December 10 rerun elections in Rivers State. The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr. Austin Tam-George, who raised the alarm said the safety of the Chief Executive of Rivers State cannot be guaranteed following the criminal withdrawal of his Chief Security Officer days before the rerun elections in Rivers State. Dr. Tam-George described the withdrawal as criminal, vexatious and undemocratic especially now that all security breaches in the state will be blamed on the State Chief Executive. Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has revealed that in continuation of the Police High Command’s plot to assassinate him; his Chief Security Officer (CSO) has been withdrawn. The governor said the CSO was withdrawn on Monday alongside several other policemen from Government House, Port Harcourt.
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has reassured all local government areas in the state that they will benefit from critical development projects targeted at reviving the economy of the state. Wike also stated that the people of the state are ready for the December 10 rerun elections, declaring that nobody will rig the rerun elections despite the illegal plot to use security agencies to sabotage the will of the people. The governor spoke last Saturday during a special edition of Viewpoint on Rhythm FM, Port Harcourt. He said: “There will be projects in every local government area. We cannot execute all the projects at a time, but we shall reach all communities. “Because this government is working, nobody wants to be left out. Everybody wants to be remembered. I don’t blame them, but I can assure them that everybody will be remembered.” He noted that the administration has judiciously used the resources of the state for massive development, which has confounded the opposition in Rivers State. “They (opposition) are dumbfounded. They cannot believe …
The Rivers State House of Assembly last weekend passed a resolution calling on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately transfer the state Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Steven Hasso, and the Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Akin Fakorede, out of the state for breach of security through partisan actions. This followed a motion moved by the House Leader, Martins Amaewhule and 18 other members of the House in view of the violence meted out to Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) supporters and journalists by the policemen under the leadership of Hasso last Thursday in Port Harcourt.
Ahead of rerun legislative election, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers state claims that it has uncovered plans by members of the All Progressives Congress, APC to outsmart its opponents and coast home to undeserved victory in the December 10, 2016 re-run. According to PDP, the opposition APC has penciled down the names of members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which they plan to cage during the re-run elections.