The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the international community to prevail on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies not to interfere with the voting process of the 2019 elections.
Wike made the call while hosting the Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The governor said if INEC and security agencies can allow electorate to vote for their candidates, then election will be peaceful.
Wike also said the state was fully committed to a peaceful and credible polls.
He said: “Let them come out totally that they are willing to tell the Government of Nigeria, to tell the security agencies, to tell INEC, do the needful. Don’t interfere in the electoral process.
“Let the people determine what will happen. What their fate will be. If that happens, I can assure you that, we will not have any violence. The election will be free and fair.”
He said, “Our experience is that we don’t have trust in these agencies and we don’t want to be deceived because of the interest they have in Rivers State.
“I wonder if these security agencies will be committed to Rivers State, the way they were in Osun State. Nobody has come out in Osun State to accuse security agencies of being openly involved. Why can’t they do that in Rivers State.”