PDP Demands Immediate Unsealing Of Rivers Councils…Accuse Police of Double Standard

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The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands 
immediate unsealing of local councils in Rivers State by the Police.

The party described as unconstitutional, reprehensible abuse of power 
and brazen show of partisanship, the action of the APC-led federal 
government controlled police in barring caretaker committees lawfully 
appointed by the state government from taking charge of the councils.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on 
Friday said the action of the police is an affront to the ruling of the 
High Court, which Thursday dissolved the 22 local government councils 
unlawfully imposed by the immediate past administration in the state, 
upon which the caretaker committees were appointed by Governor Nyesom 
Wike.

The party said “it was curious that the police allowed the dissolution 
of local government councils and appointment of caretaker committees in 
APC controlled Plateau and Kaduna states, even when they were without 
the orders of the court but elected to clamp down on that of Rivers 
State, which came as a result of judicial pronouncement.”

It therefore charged the Inspector General of Police to come out clean 
on the matter and assure the nation of the non-partisanship of the 
police by ordering the immediate unsealing of the councils.

The party said Nigerians and the international community should note the 
development, which “is a yet another clear indication that the Nigerian 
police may have become a partisan and compromised instrument in the 
hands of the APC federal government to destabilize PDP controlled 
states, particularly Rivers State.