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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rivers Re-run: Governor Wike challenges Nigerian Police to reveal information on the murder of the DSP

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has challenges the Nigerian Police to reveal information on the murder of
the DSP

▪accepts Man of the Year 2016 award  by Independent Newspapers Limited

The Governor has called on the Nigerian Police to inform the world how and where the Deputy Superintendent of Police  (DSP) was murdered during the rerun legislative elections, instead of trying to cover  obvious  facts.

The governor also wondered  why the  police have  refused to  make public the communication that an APC chieftain  and Former Commissioner of Power, Mr Augustine Kachi Nwokocha had with the killers before the DSP  was brutally  murdered.

Governor Wike spoke on Thursday when he granted  audience to the management of Independent Newspapers Limited at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

He said: "The police should let the world know where the DSP  was killed? What is the polling unit where he was killed? The former commissioner of power who was mentioned  by the killers, has he been questioned?

"Where is the call log of that former commissioner  as communicated with the killers? Have they checked the  discussions  between the Commissioner and the arrested killers?

"They know the truth, but they want to cover a lot of things.  The Army announced that they recovered  the uniforms from the forest, was there a polling unit in the forest?".

He noted that the steps being taken  to  blackmail the state government  will  fail because  the Rivers people  cannot be  cowed.

He appealed  to  journalists to always defend the truth and speak out regularly.

He said: "The survival of democracy  to a large extent depends on  a vibrant media.  Certain  things  happening  in  the  country  must be  made public  by the media ".

On the award of the "Man of the Year 2016" by the Independent Newspapers Limited, Governor Wike  dedicated the award   to  God and the  people of the state.

He said: "When you  have  the opportunity to  serve and make  a difference, excuses will not be tolerated by the people. That is why we are committed  to the development of the state ".

Earlier, the Managing Director of Independent Newspapers Limited, Mr Ted Iwere informed  that the Editorial Board and Board of Editors of Independent Newspapers Limited resolved to honour Governor Wike  as the Man of the Year 2016 for his sterling performance  in the areas of infrastructure, human capital development and internal revenue generation.

Simeon Nwakaudu,

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,

Electronic Media.

5th January, 2017.
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