Outspoken Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, described the sack of six police officers attached to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as “height of political victimisation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government, stressing that the policemen were among the patriotic Nigerians who foiled the attempt by the party to rig the Rivers State rerun elections.”
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and News Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose questioned the police authority on what it had done in respect of the police officers that Nigerians watched on videos, hijacking ballot boxes The Sun reported.
The strong man of politics, Fayose further challenged the police to tell Nigerians the report of its investigations into the murder of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Alkali, and his driver during the Rivers State rerun elections.
He said: “Since Christian Chukwuemela Ekikeme, a member of the gang that killed DSP Alkali, and his driver reportedly linked a certain Mr. Kachi Nwokocha, who is a top member of the APC and an aide of the Minister of Transportation and immediate past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi as sponsor of the gang, the police have been silent on the murder.
“Why are Nigerians not being told anything about the murder and the involvement of an APC chieftain just the way the police paraded the six police officers?”
Describing the six police officers as heroes of democracy, he said “their names will be written in gold in the comity of defenders of the people of Rivers State and whenever normalcy returns
to our body polity, they will surely regain their job.”