Rivers State Government has assured residents and the people, to ignore rumours peddled by enemies of the state, with regards to the forthcoming elections.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, the state government warned of a violent protest by some disgruntled politicians who have lost relevance in the politics of the state.
Okah said these in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt, the state capital, yesterday.
Okah blamed the plot to scare people or cause any violence in the state on the All Pogressives Congress (APC) and their collaborators.
“The APC in the state has set their only house on fire and since they have nowhere to go, they now resort to peddling rumours, scaring people and promoting violence” Okah said.
He said those who are hiring students as tools of protests should first, bring back their children to be in the frontline.
Okah said the same persons who inflicted problems upon themselves are now looking for those to blame for their lawlessness and called on the people to remain law-abiding and go about their lawful businesses in the state.
He assured that “the Rivers state government will continue to respond to the needs of the people and their interest without fear,” and also, noted that the mandate of the people, given to Govenor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, cannot be toyed with.
“We call on the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to watch the dangerous romance with the APC and invitation to operate as if security agencies are only for them and not for the protection of other Nigerians” Okah added.
He pointed out that “no patriotic person will seek the destruction of his state simply because he is unable to force a government of his choice on the people.”