The Rivers State police have debunked claims by Governor Rotimi Amaechi that his convoy was attacked by hoodlums from the opposition.
It was earlier reported and circulated across social media that hoodlums from the PDP had attacked Rotimi Amaechi as he went about on an APC campaign in the locality of Nyesom Wike, a Governorship aspirant in the state under the PDP.
In a correspondence with Thecable.ng, Ahmad Muhammad, Police PRO in Rivers State held that;
“The police wishes to react to the news that went viral on both normal and social media quoting David Iyofor, chief press secretary to Rivers state governor, to the effect that gunshots were fired at the convoy of his principal at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor local government”.
“To put the records straight, after a successful and peaceful rally under the close watch of policemen led by the divisional police officer of the area, shots were indiscriminately fired from the convoy of the governor for reasons best known to them, as against the wispy claim of David Iyofor. No shots were fired at the convoy of the governor.”
“The false alarm, which is the usual penchant of the state government, may not be unconnected with the bogus claim of assassination attempt by his principal that is to just whip up public sympathy.”
“The command urges politicians to refrain from whipping sentiments by toying with security issues to create needless public panic, where there is none, please”, Ahmad maintained.
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