Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, yesterday, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, held a crucial meeting in a bid to guarantee a violent-free and credible re-run senatorial/House of Representative elections in Rivers State.
The meeting was held to chart the path to peace in the state before, during, and after the re-run elections.
Others in attendance were Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the director-general of Department of State Services, DSS, Alhaji. Musa Daura.
The meeting deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence which was the hallmark of the previous elections in the state.
Governor Wike and Amaechi resolved to be irrevocably committed to lasting peace and vouched to play the game by the rules.
They also agreed to prevail on their teaming supporters to adhere to their commitment to peace and security in the state.
In addition, the two major stakeholders agreed to convene another meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, aimed at solidifying the commitment to peace reached in the meeting, which is a prelude to the roadmap that will usher a permanent and lasting peace in Rivers State.