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Tension as Rivers LG halts swearing-in of APGA councillor-elect

By JIMITOTA ONOYUME

PORT HARCOURT— Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Mr. Tony Okocha and the Caretaker Commitee Chairman, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Mr. Dike Chikodi, were among those barred by policemen, weekend,  from entering Obio/Akpor council.

Mr. Okocha, who made this known to newsmen, said they were in the council in the spirit of the environmental sanitation exercise in the state on Saturday, but were stopped from entering the council by security operatives, who said they allegedly acted on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Mbu.

The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Emma Chinda, was among those stopped from entering the council.

Okocha said: “You can see that the whole place is blocked by police vehicles. The policemen would not let anybody in and nobody should go out. I know that the Police Public Relations Officer had said to us that no such thing existed. That is why I came to see things for myself.

“I was trying to find out the man who gave the instruction stopping us from entering. The policeman I saw said it was the Divisional Police Office, DPO, who gave the instruction.”


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