Agencies Failed To Implement Security Council Decision – Wike

Agencies  Failed To Implement Security Council Decision – Wike

From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt  

Rivers  State  Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated  that  some of the security  agencies  deviated from decisions reached during the State Security Council on the deployment  of  personnel  to security  flaspoints to secure lives and property  in the course of  the  rerun elections. 

 Addressing traditional rulers from the 23 Local Government Areas on Wednesday  at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor  Wike  said  none of the strategies that were collectively  mapped out was implemented.

 He said that the state government  on its own  furnished  all the security  agencies  with the required  support to carry out their security  responsibilities  before, during and after  the elections.

 The governor  said  that he invited the traditional  rulers because of the need for them to get first hand information  on efforts by the state government  to ensure  security  for all the  people  of  the state.

 He said: “Before the elections,  I wrote  to  INEC National Chairman  on the challenges  that would affect the elections and that they could cause crisis.  I wrote to them on the compromised list of Adhoc staff  that favoured a particular  political party.  INEC failed to acts on our concerns.”

 He reiterated  that the people of  the  state  will at no time allow the rigging of elections  under any guise.

 In his response, Chairman of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council, High Royal  Majesty, the Amayanabo of Opobo, Dandeson Jaja thanked the Governor  for carrying  the traditional  rulers  along. 

 Also speaking, the  Amayanabo of Abonnema,  High Royal Majesty Bob-Manuel Robinson said that contrary  to  news reports, the slain soldiers  were not killed near Abonnema.