Amaechi Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew In Rivers

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Gov. Chubuike Amaechi

By Sadiq Umar

The Governor of Rivers state, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the state following the tensions that results of the country’s general election.

State’s Commissioner of Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, confirmed to News Investigators that, “The government has imposed a curfew in Rivers state from 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) to 6:00 am.

This is necessary to to prevent a breakdown of law and order because of the tense political situation here,” she added.

The Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers, was characterized protest amid allegations of mass rigging.

Shortly after the elections the All Progressives Congress (APC) held protests in the state capital Port Harcourt, accusing the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of widespread vote-rigging.

Thousands of supporters took to the streets on Sunday and Monday, calling for the election to be re-run in the state, which is next door to President Goodluck Jonathan’s home in Bayelsa.

The APC controls Rivers after governor Rotimi Amaechi defected from the PDP in 2013 and he has since become a top critic of the government.

On Monday, female supporters of the APC were teargassed as they tried to converge on the offices of the local electoral commission.