The national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the dismissal of six police officers attached to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Spokesperson for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the offense cited for their secret trial and subsequent dismissal was a mere concoction and a ruse.
Adeyeye said, “The hurried dismissal of these policemen is another valid pointer to the pre-election rigging plans and the assassination attempt on Governor Wike by the All Progressives Congress-led administration before the December 10, 2016 rerun elections in Rivers State.
“It will be recalled that the Nigeria Police Force withdrew over 70 per cent of its personnel deployed to Rivers State Government House and the Chief Security Officer to the governor few days to the elections.
“It is obvious by this latest action that the APC-led administration after the failed assassination attempt on Wike decided to punish the six police officers who defended their oath of office and job ethics by refusing to carry out the hatchet plans.”
The affected police personnel are ex-Inspector Eyong Victor, ex-Sergeant Peter Ekpo, Oguni Goodluck, Orji Nwoke, Okpe Ezekiel and Tanko Akor.