Buhari President says Rivers is a deadly state

Buhari said the number of people who died in Rivers state during the elections, and the violence that marred the exercise, was uncalled for,

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President Buhari, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which held in Abuja, said Rivers state is the most deadly state in Nigeria.

He said the number of people who died in Rivers state during the elections, and the violence that marred the exercise, was uncalled for,

Buhari said “I am afraid I did not succeed in the election in Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers. I think that more Nigerians are killed or killed themselves in Rivers than in any particular state.

“At this stage of our political development, to remain brutal is shameful and as a government, I promise we will do something by the next general election.”

Also the APC chairman. John Odigie-Oyegun, who did not mince words about the Rivers rerun election said “It is a disgrace. That is the only thing one can say. Some of the things that happened and some of the killings that happened would never have been able to happen in this country.

“But the assurance we can give you and the assurance Mr President has given us is that these issues will be vigorously addressed. People must not get away with that level of dastardly act and killings of the most bestial act and in no circumstance must this be allowed to spread to the rest of the country because unless you address it, you are in fact inviting other states to set up their own military wings.”

Vanguard reports that the NEC meeting was held amid tight security, because of news that some aggrieved members were planning to disrupt the meeting.

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