Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, commended the Nigerian Police and Department of Security Services for their professional conducts during the just concluded gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections.
Wike also berated the Nigerian Army for its unprofessional conducts.
Wike during the presentation of certificates of return to him, his deputy and members of the state house of assembly members by the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission for Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu said: “The duty of the Army is not to take over INEC office and carry out Collation.
“We saw the Army take over INEC functions and that of the police. Go to Bori camp, you will see INEC materials. Is it where it is supposed to be. But for God, we wouldn’t have been here. All powers came, but God intervened and that’s why we are here”,
Wike also dedicated the certificate of return to Rivers people saying: “Today, I dedicate this victory to the people of Rivers State. I also dedicate this victory to those killed by the Nigerian Army in defence of votes and democracy.
He said that his second term will witness more projects but, however, urged INEC to take steps to investigate why Rivers State is only violent during elections.
Wike advised the Commission to work towards the prosecute the F-SARs Commander indicted for violence during the 2016 Rerun Elections.
He said the same F-SARs Commander killed a Chartered Accountant who served as PDP Collation Agent and must be brought to Justice.