Magnus Abe, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Rivers State, has condemned the police’s silence in the face of election-related killings.
According to video evidence in some of the cases, “at least six people were murdered” during the violence that characterized the March 18 election.
The Rivers State Police Command has claimed ignorance of any fatalities, according to a statement issued by the SDP flagbearer on Wednesday night.
The Rivers South East Senator also denied reports that he congratulated Peoples Democratic Party candidate Siminialayi Fubara (PDP).
Many voters were disenfranchised, according to Abe, in a process marred by “intimidation and harassment” with alleged state support.
Traditional rulers, thugs, according to the politician and militants were mobilized across the state to threaten those who refused to vote for the PDP.
“Those who disobeyed the warning were mercilessly beaten under police supervision.” Four people were killed in Ahoada East LGA.
“Two of them were SDP members who stood up to people who came to take away ballot boxes and BVAS machines.”
“There were no arrests. Those who shot them were known, and all of this occurred in the presence of security personnel.”
Noting that everyone witnessed and was aware of what occurred in Rivers, Abe stated that he would consult with his team and “decide our next step.”