Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has assured of peaceful co-existence among the people of the state, saying that there will be no more police brutality or molestation.
Speaking, weekend, with All Progressives Congress, APC, supporters during his Ward to Ward campaign in Emohua and Ikwerre Local Government Areas of the state, he urged the people to vote for Dr. Dakuku Peterside, APC governorship candidate in the state for the April 11 governorship poll.
Amaechi said: “On Saturday, I expect everybody to come out and vote.
There will be no police molestation again. There will be no army harassment again. Any policeman that molests you must be preparing to retire and this time, it will not be retirement, it will be punishment for retirement, so come out to vote. We are expecting you to come out and vote.
“The reason why I am running from ward to ward is to encourage you to come out because after what the police and the army did last time, everybody will be afraid to come out. On Saturday, we should all come out to vote and as your governor, I urge you to vote for APC.” He re-emphasized that his government will set up a commission of enquiry to look into election-related deaths in the state during the March 28 presidential election.
According to him, those found guilty by the law would be punished according to the law. “We have agreed to set up a commission of enquiry to investigate all the killings so far. So, all those people who killed, we shall punish them. Whether they like it or not, they must account for everybody they killed.
“For the police, we believe that by now they must have learnt their lesson. We believe that by now they must have known that they were politicians and not officers of the Nigeria Police. This Saturday, we expect them to be Nigeria Police and not Nigerian politicians.” While in Emohua, the governor campaigned in Ogbakiri, Ibaa, Obele, Rumuewhor Odegu and Elele.
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