2023: Those Who Disobeyed The Warning Were Beaten While The Police Watched – Magnus Abe Speaks On Rivers Election

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship Magnus Abe has berated the silence of the police despite the killings and intimidation during the gubernatorial election in Rivers State.

Abe argued that video evidence shows at least six persons were murdered during the March 18 polls.

He lamented that the Rivers state Police Command has pretended to be ignorant of any fatality.

Speaking via a statement on Wednesday night, the Senator stated that reports claiming he congratulated the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Siminialayi Fubara were untrue.

He decried the disenfranchisement of many voters in a process marred by “intimidation and harassment” with alleged state backing.

The politician said traditional rulers, thugs, and militants across the state were mobilized to threaten those not willing to vote for the PDP.

He said, “Those who defied the warning were beaten mercilessly under police watch. In Ahoada East LGA, four persons were killed.

“Two of them were members of the SDP who resisted people who came to cart away ballot boxes and BVAS machines.

“Nobody was arrested. Those who shot them were known and all these happened in the presence of security agencies.”

Noting that everyone saw and knew what happened in Rivers, Abe disclosed he would consult his team, and “decide our next step”.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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