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Rivers’ monarchs tell Buhari: Restore Gov Wike’s security

▪Governor pledges even distributionof projects  

 Rivers State Traditional Rulers have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use his good  offices to prevail  on the Police High Command to  restore the security details of Governor Nyesom  Wike. This is as Governor Wike assured that all the Local Government Areas in the state will have at least two projects as his administration spreads development to the nooks and crannies of the state.

Speaking at the 105th Quarterly meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers on Monday, Chairman of the Council, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, Jeki V, Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom, also called on the Inspector General of Police to revisit the dismissal of six policemen, who protected  Governor Wike when he came under attack  on December 12, 2016.

The Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers declared: “We call on well-meaning Nigerians especially our President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, to prevail on the Inspector-General of Police to restore our governor’ssecurity details to their former position.

“As Royal Fathers, we do not want to be partisan, but we also want to use this medium to call on the Inspector General of Police to revisit the dismissal of these policemen who were merely carrying out their legitimate duty of protecting their principal, the governor of Rivers State”.

The State Traditional Rulers stated that by stripping Governor Wike of his trusted security details, the police have exposed him to attack by assassins, kidnappers and cultists.

On the delivery of democracy dividends, the traditional rulers lauded Governor Wike for his State-wide  executionof developmental projects.

According to King Dandeson Douglas Jaja: “We are grateful to Governor Wike and his administration for the even distribution of road projects throughout the three senatorial districts of the state”.

In his address at the meeting, Governor Wike assured that he will remain committed to the  development of all local government areas in the state.

He said: “No local government area will be neglected in this state. Every Local Government Area will have at least two projects. I will complete the Ogoni -Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road to link the riverine communities to the upland.
My motivation is to ensure that leaders of Opobo, who misused their opportunity, should drive home by next year”.

Commenting on the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Rivers State, Governor Wike said a day would be set aside to  celebrate  the  roles of traditional rulers in the emancipation  of Rivers people and the creation of  the state.

On his security, the governor  said that he has  handed his safety to God.

 

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