Rivers Rerun Wike set to probe killings

As a result of the deaths that occurred during the elections that held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, President Buhari has tagged Rivers state the most deadly state in Nigeria.

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Governor Nyesom Wike at a polling booth during the just concluded Rivers rerun election held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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Governor Nyesom Wike has set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to probe the violence that marred the National Assembly rerun elections, and led to the killing of several citizens of the state.

As a result of the deaths that occurred during the elections that held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, President Buhari has tagged Rivers state the most deadly state in Nigeria.

While announcing the names of the committee members, Wike said “In order to forestall a repeat of the needless violence and fatalities in future elections, I hereby establish a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence, killings and other related acts that occurred in parts of the state during the March 19, 2016 re-run elections and make appropriate recommendations to government for implementation.”

The commission was immediately inaugurated on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Rivers state Government House.

READ: Wike thanks Rivers citizens, pledges loyalty to Buhari

The members of the committee are: Justice Monima Danagogo (Chairman); Mrs. Uche Uriri (Secretary); Venerable John Adubasim;  Mrs. Douye Green; Joseph Zabbey and Engr. Luke Nwanodi.

Governor Nyesom Wike also pledged to take care of the family of Mr Samuel Okonta, the corper who was killed during the rerun elections that held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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