Any government that can’t protect lives, properties has failed – Wike The Informant247

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has on Wednesday warned that any politician disobeying the state’s Executive Orders 21 and 22 must go to jail.

The Governor spoke during the inauguration of the Ahoada-Omoku dual carriageway at the Ahoada State School in Ahoada East Local Government Area.

He explained that the Executive Orders were designed to prohibit political parties, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from using public school premises for their political rallies without requisite approval and payment of N5million non-refundable security fee.

The governor noted that some politicians were already boasting that with the Army and Police on their side, the Executive Orders were inconsequential and that they would disobey them.

Wike dared such politicians to disobey the orders and see if they would not end up at the correctional centre.

He said: “I didn’t say nobody should use primary and secondary schools for campaigns.

“All I have said is if you want to use primary and secondary schools for your campaigns, you deposit money.

“This is so that when you’ve used the place and spoil anything in the school, government will use the money to repair those things you spoilt and clean up the school.

“There are those who say that they would disobey and no person will do anything.

“If you do disobey, you know where you will be.”

The governor explained that the Executive Orders sought to regulate the conduct of political activities to curb nuisances and promote public peace.

He said: “Some people put their campaign offices in where people are living, when the person is coming back to his house, he can’t enter his house, because they are holding political meetings.”

“We say this thing has to be regulated. It has to be in a none residential area, but they say they will not, I say you will. If you dare it without approval, you’ll go to jail.”

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