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Rivers Rerun PDP dismisses police investigation into violence during poll

The PDP also said the police boss, Idris is sympathetic to the cause of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike leads street protest play

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike leads street protest

(Daily Post)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state has said it does not have confidence in the panel set up by the police to investigate what happened during the Rivers rerun election.

The PDP also said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris is sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to Punch, the Rivers PDP Chairman, Chief Felix Obuah said the biased role of the police during the December 10 election is the cause of the party’s lack of confidence in the panel.

Obuah said “For such panel to make sense to the Rivers people, the police high command especially the Inspector-General of Police should first do the needful.

“The police high command should do so by proving to the Rivers people and indeed, all Nigerians that he is not a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, or at best, sympathetic to APC’s cause.

“First and foremost, the police high command ordered and did withdraw all orderlies attached to all politicians, only to turn back to attach all the orderlies withdrawn from the PDP politicians to those of the APC.

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“There was no APC candidate or chieftain on that day of election that did not have no fewer than 50 policemen attached to them while those of the PDP were left to their own fate.”

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that his government will not assist the police as it investigates the violence and alleged fraud that occurred during the Rivers rerun elections.

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