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President urged to intervene amid Rivers rising tensions

11 June 2015, 11:19Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State Chapter has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene amid reports the People’s Democratic Party-led House of Assembly planned to dismantle the elected Local Governments.

Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, said APC t had credible information the Rivers State House of Assembly has perfected plans to kick-start the process by moving and adopting a motion on the floor of the House empowering Governor Nyesom Wike to dissolve the recently duly elected councils.

“The APC would like to call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Heads of the various security agencies and the general public to hold the Nyesom Wike-led Rivers State Government responsible for any threat to law and order in Rivers State that may result from the reckless and illegal decision to do away with the duly-elected 23 Local Government Councils in the State in order to replace same with his hand-picked cronies as Care-taker Committees.”

Finebone warned Wike he must realise “he is about to sow an ill wind of which he would be unable to manage the whirlwind that will follow.”

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APC, Finebone said, would like to draw the attention of all to the negative consequences of such an action by the Wike-led Rivers State Government.

He said such moves would be would be illegal and subjudice and therefore capable of threatening the peace, law and order in the state.

“We would like to state that such an action will be in clear contempt of subsisting matters before a Port Harcourt Federal High Court in Suit No: CA/PH/131/2015 and the Court of Appeal Suit No: FHC/PH/CS/84/2015.”

Rivers State has been marred by tensions for months amid allegations of violence and vote-rigging that APC alleged steered Wike to power.

- CAJ News


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