BREAKING: Governorship Candidates Protest At Police Headquarters, Disturbing Details Emerge

BREAKING: Governorship Candidates Protest At Police Headquarters, Disturbing Details Emerge

  • Some governorship candidates in Rivers state have staged protests at the state police headquarters over alleged intimidation from Governor Nyesom Wike
  • Wike was accused of sponsoring some security operatives to arrest and detain supporters and members of the opposition parties
  • The governorship candidates are asking the police to release those that have been detained and cautioned the governor ahead of the poll

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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has been accused of intimidating opposition in Rivers state ahead of Saturday, March 18, governorship and state house of assembly election.

According to The Punch, this informed the rationale behind the protest staged by governorship candidates of some political parties at the state police headquarters on Friday, March 17.

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Governorship candidates protest in Rivers police headquarters Photo Credit: @MobilePunch
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Why governorship candidates protest in Rivers police headquarters

The candidates include Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tonte Ibraye African Democratic Congress (ADC), and Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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The candidates claimed that their supporters and party members were harassed and arrested by security agencies allegedly working for Wike.

They then demanded the release of all the members and supporters arrested within this period.

Rivers state is one of the flash points in the Saturday election following the in-fighting between the major political parties.

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Governor Wike, who is the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, has been having rifts with the national leadership of the party and has vowed to resist every move to defeat his candidates in the poll.

Surprisingly, he has revealed that he supported the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, who later went on to win the election, not just in the state but at the national level.

The same issue is going on within the APC in the state ahead of the poll.


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