Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday said his government would sue the Police and the State Security Service for sealing the Sharks Stadium, the initial venue of the August 17, 2016 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The governor also explained that the people of the state only allowed security agencies to take over state facilities out of respect for visitors from other states.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday, while inaugurating the Peace and Security Committee of the state, Mr. Wike said the Rivers Government would seek judicial interpretation to determine if the federal government was right to take laws into its hands.
The governor advised the security agencies not to think that the illegal invasion of Sharks Stadium and other government property was a dress rehearsal for the rigging of the forthcoming rerun elections in the state.
“I hope what you did that day is not what you plan to do during the rerun elections. We allowed it because we had visitors from outside. Nobody will allow you rig elections in this state,” Mr. Wike said.
The governor charged members of the Peace and Security Committee to work towards promoting security of lives and property within the ambit of the law.
The membership of the Peace and Security Committee inaugurated by the governor include the Commander of the NNS Pathfinder, the representative of the Nigerian Army, the Rivers State Police Commissioner, the Director, SSS, Comptroller of Prisons, Comptroller of Customs, Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Comptroller of Immigration, Commander of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and a representative of the State Traditional Council.
Speaking further, Governor Wike berated the prison authorities for playing politics with the production of a murder suspect in court for prosecution.
Responding on behalf of the Peace and Security Committee, Navy Commodore Obi Egbuchulam promised that the security agencies would work towards promoting peace in the state for businesses to thrive.