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Rivers Rerun: Rivers People will not participate in the phoney police probe says Governor Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the government and people of the state will not be party to the Police phoney probe panel , saying that the Police cannot deliberately  murder Rivers people in cold blood and turn around to investigate.



He further declared that the phoney probe on the rerun elections, has a predetermined  goal, which is to indict PDP members  and commence their  politically  motivated  prosecution.

He spoke on Sunday at the Victory Thanksgiving  Mass of the PDP at Our Lady Chaplaincy of the Catholic Institute of West Africa  for a successful rerun/supplementary elections.


He said: "We are  not a party to their so-called panel.  We have passed that stage and we cannot fall into the trap of  a panel of inquiry.

"After killing our people, you want us to assist you unravel what? It is the police that killed our people."


The governor  wondered why the  police would claim it wants to investigate issues surrounding  the  Rivers Rerun Elections, when it is one of the interested  parties involved in the attempt  to  subvert the will of the people.

He pointed out  that it was the Police High Command that refused to prosecute  the APC  chieftains  caught on camera printing fake result  sheets  ahead of  the  elections.

He added that  Petitions  to the Police High Command  on the negative  activities  of ACP  Steven Hasso and the Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Mr Akin Fakorede were disregarded.

He noted that even when Akin Fakorede  was videoed beating up electoral  officers at the Rivers East Senatorial District Collation centre, the police swept  it under the carpet.

"If it is a country that believes  in its image, so many people  would have  lost their jobs. They cannot ask themselves  why 28,000 policemen, yet to be ascertained  number of soldiers, Police  Dogs and  Horses, gunboats and helicopters  could  not police  ordinary  legislative elections.

"It is because  the police were the ones committing  the fraud, violence  and election  materials snatching.  We are accusing the police of mass murder and  they turn  around to set up  a panel  of  inquiry.

" After killing our people, you  fraudulently  set a panel  of inquiry.  Up till now they don't  know that we are far ahead. This panel is a mere booby trap to indict PDP Members.  If they cared about lives, they wouldn't  do what they did ".

The governor  said  that Rivers State survived the onslaught  of the Federal Might because of God's  grace and intervention.

"We are here to thank God for the victory he has given  Rivers State.  We came out from a battle and God was our leader during  the fight. We owe God a lot", he said.

In his sermon, Rev Mosgnr Pius Kii prophesied that the coalition  of forces will never defeat Rivers State.

The thanksgiving service was attended  by PDP Leaders, Senators, House of Representatives members, House of Assembly members and Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen.