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Rivers Police Say State Is Calm After Election Tribunal Verdict

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By Chris Nomjov

The Rivers Police Command says that the state remains calm and dwellers are going about their activities with normalcy, after the annulment of the election of Governor Nyesom Wike.

Following the Tribunal verdict, the Command had swiftly moved to beef up security in the state capital, Port Harcourt and neighbouring Local Government Areas, with deployment of security personnel in strategic locations.

The spokesperson of the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said in Port Harcourt that all was calm in the state.

“We have not recorded any incidents and the state is calm. Police is on top of the situation,” she said.

Meanwhile, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports revealed that APC stalwarts in the state have been reacting to election petitions tribunal`s decision to annul the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers.

The former Commissioner for information and communication, Ibim Semenitari, said the party commended the judges for standing on the side of truth.

“We thank God and praise him for this victory and we are grateful to Rivers people for their support,” she said.

Chris Finebone, the state publicity secretary of the APC, said the tribunal’s ruling was a proof that it pays to be on the side of what is right.

“The judgement is a consummation that whenever you stand on the side of what is right, you will ultimately prevail.

Finebone added, in an apparent dig, that “He said that the law was the saviour of the common man and today the tribunal proved that in its judgement,” he said.

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