Wike: Rivers will stand with dismissed policemen

Jan 7 2017 - 9:47pm
Wike:

Wike:

 
Okafor Ofiebor/Portarcourt
 
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  that  the  government and people of the state will stand with the six policemen  dismissed  by the Police High Command because, according to him, they committed no crime known to law.
 
The governor noted  that the government  and people of Rivers State will pursue the matter through laid down legal processes to its logical conclusion. 
 
He spoke on Saturday  in Ahoada East Local Government Area during the  defection of Former APC Chieftain and Former Ahoada East Local Government Chairman, Mr Cassidy Ikegbidi.
 
He said: “They gave me policemen for my protection, but before I knew it, they have  dismissed them. They think they are punishing them , but Rivers State will stand with them forever.
 
“By the time we finish, they will  realise that they have favoured the so-called  dismissed  policemen.  In Rivers State, we don’t  abandon people. No amount of intimidation, will make me abandon these innocent policemen “.
 
Governor Wike added: “The Policemen  committed no offence. Simply  because they  followed  their boss, they said they  should  be dismissed. 
 
“They want to  discourage  policemen  from protecting me. For me, I am not worried. I am a village man and a grassroots politician. Before you kill me, you would have  killed  so many people “.
 
He said that  Rivers PDP  is on ground in the state  because  it delivers projects  to the people .
 
The governor  noted that Rivers  people will continue  to  protect  their votes despite  the evil machinations  of the APC. 
 
“Nobody will  intimidate  me to change  my  mind.  If you like bug my  phone.  As far as I will never plan coup, I will never be afraid.  A man with the people will never beg those who are bent on intimidating us.
 
“The blood pressure  of APC leaders is extremely  high. I will continue to make their blood pressure grow higher. From now on, I have changed my name from high tension to Mr Project. “
 
He pledged to execute  three key projects  in Ahoada East Local Government Area and also rehabilitate Western Ahoada County High School.
 
He commended  the former Ahoada East Local Government Chairman  for  defecting to PDP, pointing  out  that  the  people will continue to witness Government presence.
 
In his remarks, Former APC Chieftain and Former Ahoada East Local Government Chairman, Mr Cassidy Ikegbidi said he and his supporters  defected because of the development strides of the governor. 
 
Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah assured  all the defecting APC  leaders that they will be  integrated into  the  PDP structure. 
 
Highpoint of the event was  the hand over of the PDP logo to Mr Cassidy Ikegbidi. 
 
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