Rivers Monarchs to Buhari: Restore Governor Wike’s Security

Rivers Monarchs to Buhari: Restore Governor Wike’s Security
Governor Wike  pledges even distribution  of projects 
 
From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
Rivers State Traditional Rulers  have  called on President Muhammadu Buhari  to use his good  offices to prevail  on the Police High Command to restore the  security details of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. 
 
This is as Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  assured that all the Local Government Areas in the state will have at least two projects as his administration  spreads development  to the nooks and crannies of the state.
 
 
Speaking at the 105th Quarterly meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers  on Monday, Chairman of the Council, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, Jeki V, Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom, also called on the Inspector General of Police to revisit the dismissal  of six policemen  who protected  Governor Wike when he came under attack  on December  12, 2016.
 
The Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers said: “We call on well meaning Nigerians especially our President and Commander in Chief , Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector General of Police to restore our governor’s security details to their former position. 
 
“As Royal Fathers, we do not want to be partisan, but we also want to use this medium to call on the Inspector General of Police to revisit the dismissal of these policemen who were merely carrying out their legitimate duty of protecting their principal, the governor of Rivers State “.
 
The State Traditional Rulers stated that by stripping Governor Wike of his trusted security details, the police has exposed him to attack by assassins, kidnappers and cultists.
 
On the delivery of democracy dividends, the traditional rulers lauded Governor Wike  for his State-Wide  execution of developmental projects. 
 
According to King Dandeson Douglas Jaja: “We are grateful to Governor Wike and his administration for the even distribution of road projects  throughout the three senatorial districts of the state “
 
In his address at the meeting, Governor Wike assured that he will  remain  committed to the development   of  all local government areas in the state.
 
He said: “No local government area  will be neglected  in this state. Every  Local Government Area  will have at least two projects  .
 
“I will complete  the Ogoni -Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road to link the riverine communities to the upland.  My motivation  is to ensure that leaders  of Opobo  who misused their opportunity, should drive home by next year”.
 
Commenting  on the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Rivers State, Governor Wike said a day would be set aside to  celebrate  the  roles of traditional  rulers in the emancipation  of Rivers people and the creation of the state. 
 
On his security, the governor  said that he has handed his safety to God.