The Peoples Democratic Party says the action Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike of hounding people who disagree with his views is gradually killing democracy in the state and country
Spokesman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Charles Aniagwu stated this at a news conference in Asaba where he urged Rivers people and Nigerians to vote Atiku-Okowa ticket to rescue the nation from its current travails.
He said despite Governor Wike’s opposition to Atiku-Okowa ticket, the party’s Presidential candidate would not haunt the Rivers Governor or any of his allies for not supporting him.
He slammed the Rivers Governor for criticising Atiku’s meeting with Rivers leaders in Abuja and blamed him for making it impossible for the party to hold its presidential campaign in the state.
NAVY ASSURES BENUE RESIENTS OF ADEQUATE SECURITY DURING ELECTION
The Nigerian Navy has assured Benue State residents of adequate security ahead of the forth coming elections.
The chief of the Naval staff, Awwal Gambo gave this assurance during the commissioning of the Nigerian Navy Barracks In Kanshio, Makurdi the Benue State Capital.
The Provost department of the Nigerian Navy is responsible for the impartation of discipline to service personnel.
To impart discipline, the well-being of officers and men of the Nigerian Navy remains important, that’s the reason for the establishment of the Naval Barracks.
This Barracks consists of 51 flats of 2 and 3 bedroom detached and semidetached flats, sitting on about 3 hectares of land.
This project holds value for the well-being of Nigerian navy personnel for operational effectiveness.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, seizes the moment to urge officers and men of the Nigerian Naval to maintain neutrality and be apolitical ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He adds that the rules of engagement, standard operating procedures and safety precautions must be adhered to.
He advises them to take ownership of the project as well as inculcate deliberate positive Maintenance culture.
AHEAD ELECTIONS: “CREATE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR VOTING”, IGP CHARGES POLICE COMMANDERS, AS POLICE HOLD GRAND FINALE TRAINING.
The Inspector General of Police has tasked field commanders to police the elections against adversaries who don’t want the polls to hold.
Usman Alkali says police operatives must create an enabling environment for the polls.
All eyes are on Nigeria as it prepares for the Presidential and National Assembly Election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
Just like the electoral umpire is putting finishing touches to its logistics, the police – which is the lead agency for policing the elections – converge on the International Conference centre finetune their strategy.
The training which is the final in the series for the polls, is coming amid a spike in protests against the cash crunch and fuel crisis.
The police chief had envisaged a spike in politically motivated violence but what he didn’t for see is the civil disobedience triggers the redesign of the Naira.
Security and law enforcement agencies are deploying for the elections to complement the police.
AHEAD ELECTIONS:POLICE OPERATIVES EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE BOARD
The Nigeria Police Trust Fund has organized a re-orientation programmes for police operatives across the country to get them prepared for the elections.
Tagged the Role of the Nigeria Police in Credible Elections, the programme is meant to get the police to respect the voting rights of the electorate.
It’s 3 days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections and all eyes are on the police- the lead agency for providing election security.
More than 300,000 police operatives are being mobilized for the polls.
Their conduct will largely affect the outcome of the elections.
This programme organised by the Nigeria Police Trust Fund is meant to put the police in the right frame of mind for the elections.
It will get them to understand the voting rights of the electorate and how they should be treated at the polling units
What remains is how the police will use the knowledge gained to uphold the rights of the voters.