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There’ll be no more police brutality in Rivers –Amaechi

Posted: Apr 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rivers State governor and Director-General of Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi  Amaechi, has said the era of police brutality or molestation in the state has gone.

He stated this during an interaction with the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters  in Emohua and Ikwerre local government areas of the state at the weekend.

He urged the people to vote for the party’s candidate for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Dakuku Peterside.

Amaechi said: “Next week Saturday, I expect everybody to come out and vote. There will be no police molestation again. There will be no army harassment again.

“Any police that molests you must be preparing to retire and this time, it will not be retirement, it will be punishment for retirement, so come out to vote. We are looking for you to come out to vote.

“I am running from ward to ward to encourage you to come out, because,  after what the police and the army did this last time, everybody will be afraid to come out. Saturday, we should all come out to vote and as your governor, I urge you to vote for APC”.

The governor also tasked the APC women and youths to resist any attempt by the PDP to rig the Aprill 11 elections in the state.

“From today, women and youths will have to work until the guber and state Assembly elections are over. I can give you an example of what happened in Bauchi State, where youths and hunters took the decision to protect their votes from the polling units to the INEC office, until the votes were counted and declared.

“Here, our mothers and women, should protect our votes from at the polling units. Until after voting and results are declared, please, don’t leave your polling units. The security agents are at polling units to protect you, don’t be scared of any arrest, exercise your franchise without fear”, Amaechi noted.

Amaechi also paid a condolence visit on late Ikechi Dimkpa’s family at Ipo community who was gunned down by suspected  political thugs during the just-concluded presidential elections in the area.

He promised to  assis and support the family of the bereaved, even as he also, on behalf of the party leadership in the state, received people who defected  from PDP to APC.