Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, and Minister of transport, Chibuike Amaechi, have agreed to sheathe their swords and to let peace reign in their state.
This is coming ahead of the senatorial and house of representatives re-run election in the state as the Inspector-general of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) brokered peace among the political bigwigs.
Donald Awunah, police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. “In a concerted effort to guarantee a violent-free and credible re-run senatorial/house of representative elections in Rivers state, a crucial meeting to chart the path to peace in Rivers state before, during and after the re-run elections in the state was held today, July 26, 2016 between the inspector-general of police, Ag IGP Ibrahim K. Idris and the director-general of Department of State Services, Musa Daura,” he said.
“The two major players in the politic of Rivers state, His Excellency Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state and the Hon minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi were in attendance.
“The meeting deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence, which was the hallmark of the previous elections in the state.
“The governor, His Excellency Nyesom Wike and minister, Rotimi Amaechi resolved to be irrevocably committed to lasting peace and vouched to play the game by the rules in the forthcoming re-run elections in the state. “They also agreed to prevail on their teaming supporters to adhere to their commitment to peace and security in the state.”
Wike and Amaechi hve one of the bitterest rivalries in Nigerian politics, with each publicly accusing the other of corruption and violence on numerous occasions