The Rivers state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari has condemned the actions of protesters at the Port HarcourtIinternational airport, saying it was worrisome.
The Commissioner who spoke, after the northern governors of the Peoples Democratic Party condemned the role of the police in the fracas that rocked the Rivers State House of Assembly, saying the Police in the state was clearly partisan in the crisis had left, said some of the cars in the convoy of the governors were smashed with stones by the protesters.
She said it was not true that the Governors were held hostage by the protesters, adding that Governor Amaechi got to the airport and had to wait for his colleagues.
“What happened at the airport was worrisome. Amaechi waited for all his colleagues. They were not held hostage. The bus carrying the Commissioners was damaged and some other vehicles were smashed by the protesters”, she said.
In a statement issued at Government House, Port Harcourt Tuesday the four governors; Dr Mua’ azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, Dr Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Kano State and Mutala Nyako of Adamawa State said they came to the conclusion after interacting with Governor Chibuike Amaechi and other persons, adding that the way the Police were being allegedly used and abused could force state governments to reconsider position on their financial contribution towards funding the Nigeria Police.