Governor of Rivers state Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Press secretary David Iyofor, yesterday claimed that political thugs loyal to PDP attacked Amaechi’s convoy.
The Rivers state Police command has released a statement regarding the claim saying that is a false alarm, that the governor is trying to create needless public panic, where there is none. Read the statement below…
“The police wishes to react to the news that went viral on both normal and social media quoting David Iyofor, chief press secretary to Rivers state governor, to the effect that gunshots were fired at the convoy of his principal at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor local government. To put the records straight, after a successful and peaceful rally under the close watch of policemen led by the divisional police officer of the area, shots were indiscriminately fired from the convoy of the governor for reasons best known to them, as against the wispy claim of David Iyofor. No shots were fired at the convoy of the governor. The false alarm, which is the usual penchant of the state government, may not be unconnected with the bogus claim of assassination attempt by his principal that is to just whip up public sympathy. The command urges politicians to refrain from whipping sentiments by toying with security issues to create needless public panic, where there is none, please.”