ALGON raises alarm over “calculated attempt” to create chaos in Rivers State by Former LG Chairmen, Legislators

In the oil-rich state of Rivers, a brewing storm threatens to disrupt the peace. A group of former local government chairmen, assembly members, and national assembly members, loyal to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, have announced plans to protest against the Nigeria Police Force’s presence in the 23 local government councils.

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Rivers State Chapter, has condemned the planned protest, labeling it a “calculated attempt” to create chaos and paint the state in a bad light. According to ALGON, the protest is not in the interest of the local government areas or the state, but rather a ploy to further the protesters’ call for a state of emergency in Rivers State.

The police have taken control of the local government council secretariats, a move supported by ALGON, who believe it is necessary to maintain order and protect the councils. The planned protest has been dismissed as a “sinister plot” by desperate politicians to destabilize governance in the state.

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Hon. Ichemati Ezebunwo and Alabota Anengi Barasua, the Chairman and Secretary respectively of ALGON, Rivers State chapter 

The people of Rivers State have been urged to disregard the protest and go about their daily lives, while the organizers and sponsors of the protest have been warned that they will be held responsible if there is a breakdown in law and order.

The situation in Rivers State remains tense, with political allegiances and interests at play. The state government, led by Governor Siminalayi Fubara, continues to deliver democratic dividends to the people, despite the challenges posed by the planned protest. The people of Rivers State remain supportive of their government, and the political drama is set to continue in the coming days.

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