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Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised the state police command to be apolitical during the forthcoming rerun elections or face the wrath of the people.
He stated that the people would resist any plot to use instruments of State to rig the elections.
This came as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state sent a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged moves by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to force the commission to release the cancelled results of the rerun election in Tai Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at the Government House, Port on Wednesday when the new State Commissioner of Police, Mr Francis Odesanya, paid him a courtesy visit, Wike charged policemen not to take sides in the discharge of their security duties.
He advised the police to work professionally to create the right atmosphere for the people to exercise their franchise without molestation.
“If anyone uses instruments of State to rig elections, we will not fold our hands,” Wike said.
Further details later