Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday, said the withdrawal of his Chief Security Officers (CSO) was part of a plot by the Police High Command to assassinate him. Wike made the revelation in a press statement issued in Port Harcourt by the Chief Press Secretary (Electronic) Simeon Nwakaudu, who described the withdrawal as an ulterior agenda.
According to the release, the governor made the comment at Khana Local Government Area when he led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in a campaign of the Districts.The withdrawal of the CSO alongside several other policemen serving in the state was an apparent police deployment but the government presupposes that the move was made as an obvious partisanship to compromise the governor’s security going into the rerun election. Five hundred senior and junior police officers were posted out of the state.
Findings by this online medium revealed that the Governor was unhappy with the manner the Police High Command withdrew his Chief Security Officer after what appeared an attempt by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Steven Hasso, to invade Government House, alongside a motley crowd of supporters of a rival political party. 200 policemen out of 250 were said to have been redeployed.
Reacting to the allegations of the Rivers Governor, the Police Commissioner, Francis Odesanya said the allegations were false. “Go to the Government House, the policemen are there. I don’t want to be repeating the same issue.” He stated.