Rivers traditional rulers to Buhari: ‘Restore Wike’s security aides’

By Tom Amkri, Port Harcourt

Members of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Police High Command to restore the security details of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

This coming just as the governor assured that all the local government areas in the state will have at least two projects as his administration spreads development to the nooks and crannies of the state.

Speaking at the 105th Quarterly meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers on Monday, Chairman of the Council, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, Jeki V, Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom, also called on the Inspector General of Police to revisit the dismissal of six policemen who protected Governor Wike when he came under attack on December 12, 2016.

“We call on well meaning Nigerians especially our President and Commander in Chief , Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector General of Police to restore our governor’s security details to their former position.

“As Royal Fathers, we do not want to be partisan, but we also want to use this medium to call on the Inspector General of Police to revisit the dismissal of these policemen who were merely carrying out their legitimate duty of protecting their principal, the governor of Rivers State “.

The State Traditional Rulers stated that by stripping Governor Wike of his trusted security details, the police has exposed him to attack by assassins, kidnappers and cultists.

On the delivery of democracy dividends, the traditional rulers lauded Governor Wike for his State-Wide execution of developmental projects.

According to King Dandeson Douglas Jaja: “We are grateful to Governor Wike and his administration for the even distribution of road projects throughout the three senatorial districts of the state ”

In his address at the meeting, Governor Wike assured that he will remain committed to the development of all local government areas in the state.

He said: “No local government area will be neglected in this this state. Every Local Government Area will have at least two projects .

“I will complete the Ogoni -Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road to link the riverine communities to the upland. My motivation is to ensure that leaders of Opobo who misused their opportunity, should drive home by next year”.

Commenting on the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Rivers State, Governor Wike said a day would be set aside to celebrate the roles of traditional rulers in the emancipation of Rivers people and the creation of the state.

On his security, the governor said that he has handed his safety to God.

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