Gov. Amaechi imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt

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The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt, the state capital, hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

In a terse statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, George Feyi, the governor said the curfew will hold from 7p.m. to 6a.m.

“The curfew will continue till further notice,” a part of the statement said.

The declaration of the curfew comes amidst heightened tension occasioned by the conduct of last Saturday’s election in the state.

Mr. Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress had boycotted the polls over the failure of INEC to supply result sheets to many polling units especially in the party strongholds.

But the elections continued despite the boycott and the result of both the presidential and National Assembly polls were announced at about 2pm amidst protests and call for cancellation by the APC.


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  • kate

    We are with you Hon. Amechi. May God keep and protect you.

    • Separate Us…


  • Arabakpura

    Very wise decision from the best politician out of the south-south Nigeria!

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  • Yankee

    You are indeed a man, I love you Gov Amaechi

  • the truth

    Lol premium times did not deem it fit to report on the landslide victory and trouncing amaechi received. Shame on apc times, amaechi the dg of apc was beaten even in his own village, i bet his mother even voted for pdp. Congratulations to GEJ

    • citizenka

      Dear the truth
      Don’t mind this Premium Times people just because there is protest and women are being teargassed plus people are being shot, they think they can downplay the victory of our great leader GEJ in 1 out 0f 36 states. Premium Times needs to learn journalism from from NTA

      • Lemmuel Odjay

        Is it true that “women are being tear-gassed and PEOPLE ARE BEING SHOT…” in an election?

  • Halima

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  • Yusuf

    thats a good news, the curfew is better than wasting the lives of good nigerians, that is the only plan left for pdp. we will take back our victory

  • Bigzy

    After orchestrating the wanton destruction of life and properties by his actions, Amaechi has now decided to control his creation like Nero. If it wasn’t so tragic it would be an epic.

  • Omotolaaraujo

    We want a clean election in Rivers. Period!


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  • True Federalism Campaign

    We think it was wrong in the first place for the APC to have boycotted the elections in Rivers State. It was a strategic mistake because the other parties stayed behind despite late arrival of voting materials and even result sheets. The electorate (especially APC sympathizers) may have gotten frustrated and voted PDP. In any case, if the total number of wards or polling units where the boycott took place is less than one quarter of the wards or polling units in Rivers, the votes collated will still be regarded as valid irrespective of APCs protest. INEC may have no other alternative than to declare the PDP winner, all things considered. It goes without saying that patience is a virtue and hurry/violence is a vice that does no one any good. Again, INEC has not portrayed itself as a responsible umpire – it promised so much yet could not handle the implementation of the anti-rigging strategies. It made Nigerians buoyed up in hope, thinking the card readers will send the bad politicians and rigging specialists out of business. But its later authorization of manual accreditation all over the country provided the ‘fine boys’ all the opportunity they needed to do the ‘ignoble’. What ever the case may be, INEC owes it a duty to Nigerians to clean its acts, bootstrap for the Governorship on the 11th of April, 2015 by getting its card readers to work. A failure to ensure this is corrected and done properly will spell a repeat of the charade witnessed in the Presidential and National House of Assembly polls. INEC please be informed that Nigeria can do without your incompetence. Enough is Enough!