By JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT— GOVERNOR Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has again lashed out at some of the alleged actions of the Police in the state, describing them as an attempt by the security agency to turn Rivers into a military state.
The governor, who spoke yesterday, at a ceremony at Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, to mark the 53rd anniversary of the country’s independence, also urged Rivers people to join forces with the state government to resist the move.
He recalled how the Police dispersed 13,000 newly recruited teachers by the state government at the Liberation Stadium over unfounded excuse that they were hired to protest against the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
It would be recalled that the teachers were invited by the state Ministry of Education to collect their posting letters before they were dispersed by the Police command in the state.
The governor said all steps should be taken to thwart attempts by those plotting to disrupt democratic flow in the state.
Amaechi further assured that his administration would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the state, adding that he would not compromise on the standard of education.
“We must come together as a people to chase away those who want to turn Rivers State into a military state.
“This state is identified by an elected government and we must identify with a civilian government,” he said.