*Dismissal of my police aides a sad day for Nigeria – Wike
*’Governor violated electoral regulations during polls, no question’
The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the dismissal of six policemen attached to Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, for unethical conduct during the December 10 legislative rerun in the state as a clear indictment of the governor.
The APC spoke just as the state governor, Nyesom Wike, described the dismissal by the authorities of Nigeria Police Force of the six police aides he called “innocent” as a sad day for Nigeria.
Wike, who spoke through the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr. Austin Tam-George, also demanded immediate reinstatement of the dismissed policemen.
But the some watchers of events told the governor pointblank that he violated electoral regulations during the polls as warranting the dismissal of the security aides and so that there was no need for his complaint.
Speaking through its Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, in Port Harcourt on Friday, the APC maintained that the decision of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to dismiss the six errant policemen who flouted his directive not to support politicians to rig elections was a step that would ensure sanity in the Nigeria Police Force.
The party said: “The dismissal of the six policemen is a clear indictment on Wike over his violation of electoral regulations in the December 10 rerun elections in Rivers State.
“We believe that it is just a tip of the iceberg of what will be unravelled that were perpetrated by the Rivers State governor during the rerun.
“Nigerians are waiting for the IGP’s panel report that will seal the fate of Wike and his accomplices within the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),” Rivers State APC said.