Rivers  State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday  swore in  the  Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violence / killings that negatively affected  the March 19 rerun  legislative elections,  with  a charge to the commission  to get to the root of the matter.

The governor  also  on Wednesday  swore in Mr  Ugbana Isaruk  as a Commissioner  in the  Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC.  Mr Isaruk replaces a late member  of  the  commission.

Swearing in the members of  the  Judicial Commission of Inquiry under the  chairmanship of  Justice  Monima Wenike Danagogo, Governor  Wike  decried  the  violence witnessed during  the  rerun elections,  saying  that  it  was necessary  to  ascertain the  root causes with a view to checking  a recurrence in the  future.

He charged the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to  identify  those involved  in the killings,  those killed  and the scope of violence  during  the  elections.

The  governor  also  charged the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to identify  property  damaged in the course of the violence  and the owners of such  property.

He urged the Chairman  of  the  Judicial Commission of Inquiry to use his experience  to guide other members  towards making necessary recommendations  that will enhance  political  stability  and  peace in the  state.

He said : “The commission  has one month beginning  today  to submit  its report.  We must know those involved  in the violence  and killings.

“We must get to the root of the violence  and  killings  during  the  March 19 rerun elections.  Since we were not at the location  of  the  violence,  we rely on the  Judicial Commission of Inquiry to  investigate what took place,” Wike concluded.

-The Nation

Gov. Wike swears in Judicial Commission of Inquiry

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