The Rivers Police Command on Saturday said the state was calm and people were going about their normal businesses after the annulment of the election of Governor Nyesom Wike.
In Port Harcourt and neighbouring Local Government Areas, security had been beefed up with deployment of security personnel in strategic locations.
The spokesperson of the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said in Port Harcourt that all was calm in the state.
“We have not recorded any incidents and the state is calm. Police is on top of the situation,” she said.
Meanwhile, APC stalwarts in the state have been reacting to election petitions tribunal`s decision to annul the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers.
The former Commissioner for information and communication, Ibim Semenitari, said the party commended the judges for standing on the side of truth.
“We thank God and praise him for this victory and we are grateful to Rivers people for their support,” she said.
Chris Finebone, the state publicity secretary of the APC, said the tribunal’s ruling was a proof that it pays to be on the side of what is right.
“The judgement is a consummation that whenever you stand on the side of what is right, you will ultimately prevail.
“He said that the law was the saviour of the common man and today the tribunal proved that in its judgement,” he said.
The state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party was yet to react to the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal.
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