Vanguard calls for imposition of emergency rule in Rivers



ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Vanguard for Justice, Equity and Strategy has called for a state of emergency to be declared in the Rivers State, where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the re-run elections set for this weekend.

This follows a spate of violence blamed on rival parties, the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party.

Vice President of the Vanguard for Justice, Equity and Strategy, Friday Barida Ledilo, blamed the administration of government of Nyesom Wike for the violence.

“It is no exaggeration that we no longer have a state we can call our own,” said Ledilo.

“Gov Wike and his self promoted cult-groups have bastardized the comfort of our dear state. Gov Wike should be told in clear terms that what we are suffering today is the seed he planted when he went round the houses of the leaders of known cult groups soliciting for their support while nursing the ambition to be Governor of the Rivers state between  2013-2015.”

The Vanguard for Justice, Equity and Strategy called on INEC to ensure the security situation in Rivers returned to normalcy before any election is conducted.

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