Rivers Elections Nigerians express concern over impending violence

The situation has been worsened by the ongoing verbal battle between former governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his successor, Nyesom Wike.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and current Governor, Nyesom Wike play

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and current Governor, Nyesom Wike

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Tensions are currently on the rise in Rivers State over the coming March 19, 2016 State and National Assembly rerun elections in the state.

The situation has been worsened by the ongoing verbal battle between former governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his successor, Nyesom Wike.

The elections are being seen as a battle for supremacy between Wike and Amaechi who have been at loggerheads since a nasty fallout in 2014.

Both men have issued veiled threats on how they intend to display their political might during the polls giving rise to fears that there might be bloodshed.

Some Nigerians have taken to social media to express their concerns about the elections. Read Twitter comments below:

 

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