Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Community Development Committees in the state to ensure that elections hold in all communities without disruption by riggers and security agencies .
He said all Community Development Committee leaders must be on ground to ensure that nobody hijacks electoral materials across the state.
He spoke during a meeting with leaders of Community Development Committees in all the 23 Local Government Areas in Port Harcourt on Friday .
He said: “You have to stay on ground to ensure that nobody hijacks electoral materials in any part of the state.
“If you say there will be no rigging, there will be no rigging. What we need is for communities to protect materials for elections to take place “.
The governor said that after elections, all Community Development Committee leaders must protect the results all through the state.
“After voting , it is your responsibility to protect your votes. You have to raise teams to escort results to the collation centres.
“Insist on the declaration of results and the filling of the results in the appropriate forms. Your results must count and your votes must be respected “, he said.
The governor charged the communities to work in unity to attract projects and government presence. He assured that his second term would be used to enhance the development level attained.
Earlier, the Coordinator of the United Community Development Committees, Mr John Chinedu Onwubuali announced the endorsement of Governor Wike for a second term.
He said that the group is happy with the extensive projects delivery of Governor Wike , hence the decision to support his re-election.
They stated that they will sustain their support for Governor Wike all through his second term.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
1st February, 2019.