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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday told the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris that the withdrawal of his chief security officer (CSO) exposed him to danger.

The governor urged the police chief to transfer the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Operations, Steven Hasso, and the Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Akin Fakorede, for alleged compromise in the state’s security for partisan reasons.

Wike spoke when he hosted Idris at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The governor regretted that without consultation, the police high command allegedly took sides with Hasso, who he said attempted to invade Government House with All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters.

Wike said he was shocked by the statement from the Office of the IGP that his CSO was withdrawn for alleged misconduct.

He insisted that contrary to the IGP’s claim, the CSO only stopped Hasso and APC supporters from invading Government House.

Wike said: “The moment you touch my CSO, you are telling me that you are ready for me. As I sit, I am empty; I have no protection.

“When people start to embarrass the governor, take his CSO without information, it is completely wrong. What you have done is the highest disrespect to the Office of the Governor.

“I am pleading with you, my life is important. I will take any CSO you bring to me… This is a matter of security and protection; it is not what you treat with levity.”

The governor warned the police chief against politicising the security of the rerun, adding that after the election, there will still be governance.

He cautioned the police high command that Rivers State residents would support an unbiased police, but warned that the people would resist any attempt to use security agencies for what he called untoward electoral action.

Wike said: “If the police want a free and fair election, the police will get free and fair election.”

The governor berated the police for declaring a state-wide curfew without consulting the state’s Security Council.

He reminded Idris that he had written several letters to his office without getting a reply.

Wike accused Fakorede of distributing SARS uniform to suspected APC thugs.

Idris said he was in the state to ensure a peaceful rerun.

He urged the people of Rivers State to support the security agencies to deliver peaceful polls.

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  1. Wike have you quickly forgotten that what goes around comes around. Last year you did not only use the police but men of the Nigerian army brashingly but today the table has turned. You have to take it as it is as you can not have it on your side all the time. Stop crying my brother

  2. My dear Wike, Na so life be. When Jona, Patie,Mbu,and yourself were doing same to Amaechi, its not a bad thing. Now you see it as being bad because the slegde hammer has fallen on you. Nwanne,were obi dike die ya.

  3. I wonder why this man would not stop lamenting of an unfounded oppression by APC/ Rotimi Amaechi & focus on working nicely for his state. Always claiming to be an unnecessary tough politician.

  4. The three of you above should look at yourselves in the mirror and tell me what u see. 7:52-7:52-7:55am

    What is the meaning of change? Is it to change power from South to North or from Christian to Muslim or from the old ways of doing things to the modern ways of things? Look at the mirror and ask yourselves these questions.
    Poor mentality, that's why we are heavily suffering now.

  5. May the almighty GOD continue to enriched your memory for you refused to behave like the sentimental people. Please continue to give them reminder for they lack or have no memory at all. People with empty brain but have basket mouth full of telling lies.


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