Rivers Rerun : Commissioner Of Police Has Withdrawn My Security – Says Governor Wike

Rivers Rerun : Commissioner Of Police Has Withdrawn My Security – Says Governor Wike
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Ahead of the December 10, 2016 rerun legislative elections in Rivers State , Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced that  the State Commissioner of Police has withdrawn  majority  of  policemen  providing  security for him.
The governor  also  called on youths in the  state  to protect their votes and the mandate of the  people , despite the planned deployment  of security  personnel  for illegal  electoral  purposes .
Flagging off the reconstruction of the Igbo-pEtche Road  on Friday , Governor Wike said this deliberate  security  infraction orchestrated  to intimidate  him, will not succeed .
He said: “As I speak with you , the Commissioner of  Police has withdrawn  the security  around me. It is God that will protect me
“As a governor , the Commissioner of Police has the effrontery to withdraw my security .  There is no limit to this kind  of  intimidation and impunity “.
He said despite the assault by the Commissioner of Police and the Security Agencies , nobody in Rivers State  will be intimidated by the  political antics of the police .
The governor  informed  that he has intercepted  the security  manual for the election  to  be used by Rivers State  Police Command .
According to him, the Rivers State Police Command  will deploy policemen in manner  that APC  leaders  in the state  will have access to  disproportionate  number of policemen on election day.
He noted that on the average , the police command will attach at least 15 policemen to one APC  leader, for the purpose of intimidation  and  theft of electoral materials.
He added that some of the policemen would also be used  by INEC  to divert election  materials  to  the home of APC  leaders  for electoral  fraud.
He advised the Rivers State Police Commissioner not to allow APC leaders to mislead him  into commiting electoral  fraud . He also warned the police commissioner  against  indiscriminate  arrests being proposed by  APC  leaders  on the premise of frivolous  petitions .
He assured the  Etche Ethnic  Nationality  that its time has come for massive developmental  interventions .