Rivers rerun: If police wants a free, fair election, police will get it – Wike

RIVERS State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has told the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris that the “surreptitious” withdrawal of his Chief Security Officer has exposed his life to danger.
Wike also asked the Inspector General of Police to transfer the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Steven Hasso and the Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akin Fakorede for deliberately compromising the security of Rivers State for alleged partisan reasons. 
The governor, who spoke when he granted audience to the IGP on Thursday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, regretted that without consultation, Idris took sides with Hasso, who attempted to invade Government House with APC supporters.
The governor said he was shocked by the inaccurate statement released by the Office of the Inspector General of Police that his Chief Security Officer was withdrawn for misconduct. 
He told Idris that contrary to his claim, his Chief Security Officer was withdrawn for misconduct, his CSO only stopped Steven Hasso and APC members from invading the Government House in Port Harcourt. 
“The moment you touch my Chief Security Officer, 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 Chief Security Officer without information, it is completely wrong. What you have done is the highest disrespect to the Office of the Governor. 
The governor warned the Inspector-General of Police against politicising the security of the rerun elections, adding that after the election, there will still be governance.
“He said, “If the police wants a free and fair elections, the police will get free and fair elections.”
Wike criticised the police for declaring a statewide curfew without consultation with the Rivers State Security Council. 
Source: punch


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