Political Leaders Unite in Solidarity March for Wike Amid Rivers State Crisis

Key political figures from various precincts in Obio/Akpor have joined forces in a solidarity march to support FCT Minister Nyesom Wike amidst the current crisis in Rivers State. The demonstration commenced at the Rumueme Civic Center in Port Harcourt, drawing notable leaders including Ogundu Chinda, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Martin Amaewhule, Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and former Council Chairman George Ariolu.

The demonstrators are calling on the Inspector General of Police to maintain a strong presence in the local councils and to resist any forms of intimidation. The march along Ikwerre Road has caused substantial traffic congestion.

This display of solidarity for Wike occurs against a backdrop of ongoing political unrest in Rivers State, exemplified by the recent IPO community women’s protest at Port Harcourt airport, which resulted in significant disruptions for travelers. Additionally, on Monday, former Chairmen from 21 of the 23 Local Government Areas in Rivers State defied police orders by staging protests in their respective areas.

Despite advisories against such demonstrations by the Rivers State Police Command, these former LGA leaders expressed their support for Wike, emphasizing the importance of continued police presence in council headquarters, as they waved placards conveying their message.


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