Thursday morning protesting members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers meet a huge resistance as the State Governor, Nyesom Wike on hearing of the protest quickly mobilised his party members and supporters to dispel them. This action forced the protesting APC members into a retreat with many of them running for their lives.
Versatile Reporters gathered that the group loyal to the APC in the state was out to protest against the decision of the state asembly not to swear in only two APC elected members of the House of Assembly months after their election.
As at the time of filing this report the Governor has taken over the state assembly.
The two embattled APC legislators are Hon. Victoria Wobo Nyeche and Hon. Andrew Miller.
Some of the protesters who spoke to Versatile Reporters from their hiding places frown at the refusal of the Speaker of the State Assembly to swear in the APC members. They accused the state governor of deliberately sponsoring and supervising over the total persecution of members of the opposition in the state.
Versatile Reporters recalls that while Hon.Victoria won her case from the tribunal and court of appeal, Hon.Miller who hails from the same state constituency with the 2015 governorship candidate of the APC won the March 19,legislative rerun election. However, the duo have not been sworn in as members of the state assembly.
Meanwhile a reliable source who also spoke to Versatile Reporters disclosed that the Governor was meeting with the lawmakers over the request to secure another N10billion loan while the protesters arrived. That this was the major thing that angered the governor to personally mobilise against them.
The concluding part of the legislative rerun elections in Rivers State have been fixed for December 10.