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 Nyesome Wike has plans to sack the newly-sworn in local government chairmen.

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PostSubject: Nyesome Wike has plans to sack the newly-sworn in local government chairmen.   2015-06-12, 00:32

The chairmen, who were elected in an election that was hurriedly conducted by the the immediate
past administration in the state after the general elections, was won by the All Progressives
Congress in all the local government areas.
READ ALSO: APC Chairman Lashes Rivers Governor Wike
Earlier today, supporters of the local government chairmen went round the streets of the state
capital, Port Harcourt, in a procession, carrying placards and chanting songs to express their
grievances over the alleged plans of the governor. Some of the council chairmen joined the
protesters.
The chairman of Ahoda west LGA, Samuel Eyiba told Sahara Reporters that: “Any attempt to
dissolve elected Chairmen and Councilors of 23 LGA in Rivers State, [will be resisted by] the
good people of Rivers State.”
Also Celestine Akpo Bari, chairman of Khana LGA, said: “we would not allow any attempt to
truncate democracy and subvert the will of the people.”
Wike, recently relieved the state’s independent electoral commission chairman, Prof. Augustin
Ahiaozu, of his duties.
READ ALSO: APC Chairman Lashes Rivers Governor Wike
The governor also dissolved the members of the state’s judiciary service commission and sacked
its secretary.
See photos from the protest below (Sahara Reporters):
The protesters displaying their placards
The protesters walk in unison on the streets of Port Harcourt
Meanwhile, the Rivers state governor has appointed the immediate past minister of state for
trade and investment under former president, Goodluck Jonathan as secretary to the state
government.
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