PORT HARCOURT – Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has assured every adult of voting age of maximum protection during the April 11 gubernatorial election in the state.
Peterside who made the declaration in Abuloma during a town hall meeting, told the people to take solace in the fact that all forms of persecution, intimidation and threat to their lives will soon be a thing of the past because Nigeria has changed for the better.
He said that those who unleashed violence and mayhem on the people of Rivers State during the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections are already aware of a new Nigeria that abhors lawlessness and impunity.
The APC candidate therefore called on the people to come out and participate fully in the all-important process of electing the next governor of the state come Saturday April 11.
“I am sure everybody remembered what happened on March 28. They used the army, police, SSS and militants, seized result sheets and hijacked ballot boxes. They also arrested many people all to favour PDP.
“But God had a different plan. Despite the intimidation and stuffing of ballot boxes, God said it was not time for Goodluck Jonathan to continue in office. God said he wanted Buhari, can any of us challenge God?
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“After that election, the spirit of Commander-in-Chief changed. Everybody now looks forward to a new Commander-in-Chief, a new person who will command the Army, Navy, Air force, SSS and Police. If anybody today calls the Army and gives instructions to intimidate innocent people, there are chances that they will not obey because if they obey, in two months time, they will answer questions.
“If anybody calls the police now to arrest you unjustly, the police will not obey because they know that there will be consequences in two months. This is so because we have a new president who will protect every Nigerian. So be rest assured that nobody can harass or intimidate you again.
“Therefore the first assurance I want to give you today is that for the election of Saturday 11 April, there will be adequate security, nobody can harass you. There will be enough soldiers, SSS and police protecting you so that you can cast your votes”.