Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah says the party is worried over revelation by Governor Nyesom Wike that majority of policemen providing security for him have been withdrawn by the State Commissioner of Police.
The PDP Chairman in a statement 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.
Obuah said the situation 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 had discussions with security chiefs and officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regarding the Re-run polls.
Bro. Obuah allegedly said the confession which was openly made by Dakuku Peterside in a radio programme in Port Harcourt on Saturday confirmed the fears of Rivers people that powers from Abuja are desperate to foist the APC on Rivers 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.
The PDP said the party would not allow the revelation by Mr. Dakuku Peterside to be swept under the carpet, calling on security agencies to investigate the confession as its consequences are capable of threatening the December 10 poll.
The party urges security agencies to be apolitical during the December 10, 2016 Re-run Election, to promote peace and restore the confidence of the people.