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BREAKING: Wike orders arrest, prosecution of 27 Rivers politicians [FULL LIST]


Hours before Election, Wike orders arrest, prosecution of 27 Rivers politicians


of Rivers State requested on Thursday that 27 local politicians be arrested and prosecuted for allegedly plotting to disrupt Saturday’s elections with armed thugs, cultists, and gangsters in military and police uniforms.


The announcement was made by Governor Wike via a state broadcast monitored by Ejes Gist News Nigeria.


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The politicians are: Lenoonu Nwibubasa, Bright Nwinyoodee, Barika Bareh, Friday Sinee, Dumbari Deezua, Neeka Ikina, Gabriel Pidomson, Giobari Poiba, Barisi Bonikoo, Mike Amachree, Paul Lawrence Paul, Anosike Odua, Ogbams Ojimah, Kenneth Chinda, Smiles Azundah and Gift Welebe.


Nwobueze Amadi, Chidi Wosa, Ugochukwu Wosu, Ndidi Erim, Lucky Mmai, Baridi Edmund Katara, Solo Filiman Mon, Charles Anyanwu, Christian Don Pedro, Iworiabo Amachree, and Arokosimiya Ikalama are among the others.


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Governor Wike stated that the Rivers government expects the security high command to provide adequate security forces throughout the state to prevent security breaches and law and order breakdowns during and after the elections.


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He stated, “We assure everyone that we will do everything in our power to resist and prevent a repeat of what occurred in 2019 when the Nigerian Army was used to rig the elections, kill our people, and destroy property across the state.”


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In addition, the governor urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to guarantee and ensure that this weekend’s elections are free, fair, and credible by allowing voters to choose their leaders.


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