Governor Wike Blasts Police Over Deputy Governor Treatment

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has raised his concerns over the alleged mal-treatment given to the deputy governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi by the Police.

In his statement, said it wasn’t right for the Commissioner of Police, Ondo state to fiddle into political issues by denying Ajayi access to his abode dependent on his departure to another political party.

He depicted the go about as lamentable and condemnable in a fairly chosen government.

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He continued by saying: “The Nigeria Governors’ Forum should rise to the occasion and  demand that  those behind actions that  bother on the infringement of constitutional rights be brought  to book.

“I will continue to say the truth,  it does not matter which political party is erring. Look at the police reducing themselves to a level where politicians will now send them to infringe on the right of a deputy governor without regards to the fact that he has immunity.

“They removed a Commissioner of Police in Rivers state because of the Calverton Helicopter saga which had to do with persons whose COVID-19 status were not known during the lockdown in the State.  So, what should happen to commissioner of police who stopped a democratically elected deputy governor from entering his house simply because of the rumour that he wanted to defect to another political party.

“If that Commissioner of Police was in Rivers State, he would have been removed. This is part of the reasons people say I criticise the Governors Forum. It is not created for any political party, it should speak against constitutional infractions.

“A deputy governor linked to the purported rumour of defection has the right of freedom of association. What is the business of a commissioner of police?

“Nobody knows where we are headed in this country.  It is unfortunate that we have different laws and rules for different people,”

Governor Wike also asked why Femi Falana rushed to denounce the actions of the police that altered the provisions of the Nigerian constitution in Ondo State, a similar way he censured activities taken by the Rivers State Government to spare the lives of Rivers individuals from COVID-19 pandemic.

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