Posted by Grand News | 15 December 2018 | 755 times
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has once again called on the Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commit themselves to credible polls in the interest of the nation.
According to Thisday, Wike said it was the negative actions of the police and INEC who manipulate the electoral process that made it difficult for politicians to be held accountable by the electorate.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 6 Calabar to Government House, Port Harcourt Friday, Wike said politicians took advantage of the illegal electoral system to deny the people good governance.
“Don’t allow yourselves to be used negatively to influence the electoral process,” Wike said.
“Please, save Nigeria so that we can continue to remain united beyond 2019. The greater interest of the nation is paramount. You people make politicians not to be accountable.
“If votes count, every politician will sit up. Here, our votes don’t count. People rely on police and INEC to get into office.”
The governor noted that the illegal actions of the police and INEC generate violence in the political space.
Earlier, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 6, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, assured the Rivers State Governor that the police would perform their responsibility professionally to ensure credible polls in 2019.
He said officers and men were receiving the required training to be neutral and professional during the polls.
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