- Ahead of the re-run election slated for December 10 in Rivers state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm and issued a warning
- The party wants security operatives in the country to immediately commence a probe of Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of the APC in the 2015 general election
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, Bro Felix Obuah, has said the party was worried over a revelation by Governor Nyesom Wike that majority of policemen providing security for him have been withdrawn by the state commissioner of police.
Obuah in a statement made available to NAIJ.com by his special adviser on media and publicity, Jerry Needam, condemned the action of the state commissioner of police and said the development is a source of concern to Rivers people.
[caption id="attachment_952479" align="alignnone" width="629"] Governor Nyesom Wike says some security aides had been withdrawn from him.[/caption]
He further said the development clearly showed the desperation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the December 10 re-run election in the state.
The party said it was much more worried by the confession made by the defeated candidate of APC in the 2015 governorship election, Mr Dakuku Peterside, few hours after Governor Wike’s statement, that he (Dakuku Peterside) had discussions with security chiefs and officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regarding the Re-run polls.
Obuah said the confession which was openly made by Dakuku Peterside in a radio programme in Port Harcourt on Saturday, November 26 confirmed the fears of Rivers people that powers from Abuja are desperate to foist the APC on the people at all cost.
“The unguarded remarks of Mr. Dakuku Adol Peterside who boasted that he had already concluded discussions with security chiefs and officers of INEC on the December 10 Re-run Election coming few hours after the withdrawal of majority of policemen attached to Governor Wike may not be a coincidence,” Bro Obuah stated, adding that the party would not allow the revelation by Mr Dakuku Peterside to be swept under the carpet.
He called on security agencies to investigate the confession as its consequences are capable of threatening the December 10 poll.
He also urged security agencies to be apolitical during the re-run election, to promote peace and restore the confidence of the people.