Rivers state governor, Chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has decried the partisan role of the the military and F-SARS in the 2019 rivers state governorship elections.
In a statement made available to Views media, the governor stated that those indicted of trying to subvert the will of Rivers state people in the guber elections are yet to be prosecuted despite several official complaints and overwhelming evidence against them.
The statement reads”
“It is really unfortunate. All of us know that there was a coup in this state, organised by the Nigerian Army. In the history of this country, it has never happened where during ordinary election, Army will begin to kill people for no just cause.
“Because they believe a particular person or a particular party must win, it doesn’t matter how many people die. It was shown on National Television. We watched how the Army invaded the whole Electoral Commission “.
This is the only state the Federal Government has never assisted to fight insecurity. Instead of us to team up & fight insecurity, you politicize it.
“Even if you make recommendations,nothing will happen. I don’t know whether we are in a military regime or civil Administration.
Aside the Army, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARs) has been a major anti-democratic force in the state, since the 2016 rerun elections.
The F-SARs murdered a PhD Holder and Chartered Accountant in cold blood simply because they wanted to subvert the will of the people.
The GOC here is a politician. Nothing has happened to him because he was sent. If it was when the country was a country, you cannot be keeping that GOC. He is sabotaging the security network.
Urgent measures should be taken to rejig the security architecture of the country, in view of the nationwide security challenges.
Rather than address the security challenges facing the country, security agencies move against critics of security failures.”