The Rivers State Police Commissioner of Police has uncovered clandestine moves by two opposing groups to stage a protest in Port Harcourt purposely to express their support or opposition to the ministerial nomination of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi by Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria
2. Accordingly, the Commissioner of Police hereby warns these groups to jettison the plan to stage the protest so as not truncate the existing peaceful co-existence in the State. While the Command respects the individuals’ right of peaceful assembly, it will not tolerate a situation where such protests will lead to breach of public peace and breakdown of law and order.
3. The Commissioner of Police enjoins the good people of Rivers State to remain calm, hopeful, confident and trusting in the ability of the Command to discharge its constitutional mandate of ensuring public peace and security; as well as upholding democratic rights and rule of law, please.
DSP. AHMAD K. MUHAMMAD,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR : COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
RIVERS STATE COMMAND.