#RiversDecides2019: Soldiers Take Over Collation Centres To Aid Changing Of Results - Fayose
The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has expressed concerns about the situation in Rivers State, triggered by the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Huge militarisation of the state had happened on election day, with the ruling party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying its agent was shot at.
This had become a source of worry for the former Governor who took to Twitter to share his concerns.
"What is happening in Rivers State should concern all Nigerians and the entire world," he stressed.
Prior to the elections in Nigeria, Peace Accords were signed by the major participating parties' candidates, but it appears that in Rivers State agreement was only documented in papers and not in their hearts.
To this end, Fayose asked: "Where is the General Abdulsalami Peace Committee?".
Election observers are usually deployed to states and Rivers was not left out, but the electoral body had issued an order, that these observer groups should not brief the press in any way.
This may have forced them to keep mute about the situation in Rivers, but the former Ekiti State Governor wants them to speak.
"Where are the International Observers?" he asked and then questioned why the militarisation of the election.
The situation in Rivers is just a continuation of what was started during the presidential election which also recorded violence in some parts of the state that is one of Nigeria's richest.
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