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Rivers State Government To Sue Police, Dss Over Pdp National Convention

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, (THEWILL) – The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that his government would sue the Police and the Department of State Security for sealing the Sharks Stadium, the initial venue of the August 17, 2016 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt, while inaugurating the Peace and Security Committee of the state, Wike said the State would seek judicial interpretation to determine if the federal government was right to take laws into its hands.

The governor linked the action to the forthcoming rerun elections in the state saying the security agencies should not think that the illegal invasion of Sharks Stadium and other government property was a dress rehearsal for rigging.

He explained that the people of the state only allowed security agencies to take over state facilities out of respect for visitors from other states.

“I hope what you did that day is not what you plan to do during the rerun elections. We allowed it because we had visitors from outside. Nobody will allow you rig elections in this state,” Wike said.

The governor charged members of the Peace and Security Committee to work towards promoting security of lives and property within the ambit of the law.

The membership of the Peace and Security Committee inaugurated by the governor include the Commander of the NNS Pathfinder, the representative of the Nigerian Army, the Rivers State Police Commissioner, the Director, SSS, Comptroller of Prisons, Comptroller of Customs, Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Comptroller of Immigration, Commander of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and a representative of the State Traditional Council.

Story by David Oputah.