Rivers Calm After Sack of Wike, Police Beef Up Security; APC Stalwarts React

Sacked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State
Sacked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State
The Rivers Police Command said on Saturday that the state was calm and people going about their normal businesses after the annulment of the election of Gov Nyesom Wike.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in Port Harcourt and neighbouring Local Government Areas, security had been beefed up with deployment of security personnel in strategic locations.

Mrs Grace Iringe-Koko, an ASP and spokesperson of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that all was calm in the state.

“We have not recorded any incidents and the state is calm. Police is on top of the situation,“ she said.

Meanwhile, APC stalwarts in the state have been reacting to election petitions tribunal`s decision to annul the election of Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers.

Mrs Ibim Semenitari, former Commissioner for Information and Communication in the Amaechi administration, said the party commended the judges for standing on the side of truth.

“We thank God and praise him for this victory and we are grateful to Rivers people for their support,“ she said.

Mr Chris Finebone, the state publicity secretary of the APC, said the tribunal`s ruling was a proof to be on what is right.

“The judgement is a consummation that whenever you stand on the side of what is right, you will ultimately prevail.

“He said that the law was the saviour of the common man and today the tribunal proved that in its judgement,“ he said.

The state chapter of the People`s Democratic Party has not reacted to the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal that sacked Wike in Abuja on Saturday.

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