Port Harcourt – Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Friday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to work within the law in the conduct of Saturday’s re-run elections.
Receiving the Consul-General of the U.S., Mr John Bray, in Port Harcourt, Wike said that the people of the state were committed to peaceful and credible polls and that INEC and security agencies should work within the law.
The governor also said that the call became necessary to avoid acts capable of provoking violence.
Wike commended the government and people of the U.S. for showing interest in the election.
He also urged observers to go round the state to effectively monitor the election.
The governor condemned the death of soldiers during an encounter with sea pirates, saying that the incident had nothing to do with the election.
Speaking earlier, the Consul-General said that the team was in the state as part of the international observers to ensure peaceful and credible re-run elections.