Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi were today in attendance at a meeting to chart a course for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming elections into the Senate and the House of Representatives in the state.
The Tuesday night meeting which was reportedly convened by the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had others like the Director General of the Department of State Service, Mr. Musa Daura in attendance.
In a statement signed by the Force PRO, DCP, Donald Awunah, the meeting deliberated on the need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence.
“In order to guarantee a violence-free and credible re-run into the Senatorial/House of Representatives 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 between the Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services, Alh. Musa Daura.”
The statement added that the two major players in the politics of Rivers State, Wike and the current Minister of Transport, Amaechi were in attendance. Both men were said to have resolved to be committed to lasting peace in the re-run elections.
They also agreed to prevail on their supporters to play the game by the set rules.