By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— RIVERS State Government has expressed worries over a statement credited to the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, allegedly warning Governor Rotimi Amaechi not to use his tour of local government areas to campaign for votes for All Progressives Congress, APC.
The state Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, said that the government was disturbed by the tone and implication of the statement, adding that the essence of the ward tour by the governor was to feel the pulse of the people on his administration.
The commissioner assured that the governor would stick to the rules specified by the Electoral Act on campaign.
She said: “The attention of Rivers State Government has been drawn to a statement credited to the Commissioner of Police warning the governor about campaigning during his ward tours.
“The Rivers State Government is worried about the tone of the statement accredited to Ogunshakin and concerned about the implication of the same.
“For the purposes of clarification and emphasis, the administration of Amaechi considers participation a key element of democratic rule and good governance. As a result, it has consistently embarked on stewardship accountability fora and stock taking.”