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Wike, Amaechi meet for peace ahead Rivers rerun

27 July 2016, 13:42

Abuja - In a bid to ensure that the rescheduled Rivers State legislative rerun election is successful, the two  major players in the politics of Rivers State,  Nyesom Wike, the governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi have resolved to play the game according to the rule, reports Vanguard.

Both gave their commitments to a peaceful election at a meeting held on Tuesday in Abuja.

Also read: PDP alleges plot to arrest its leaders ahead of Rivers rerun poll

The meeting was convened few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), again postponed the rerun election.

INEC said its decision to shift the election again was due to reported violence in the state, reports News 24 

 The election was scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 30.

The meeting also had in the attendance Inspector-General of Police, Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services, DSS, Alhaji. Musa Daura.

The meeting deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence which was the hallmark of the previous elections in the state.

Wike and Amaech agreed to prevail on their teaming supporters to adhere to their commitment to peace and security in the state.

- News 24


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