2015: Rivers People Cannot Be Intimidated –Semenitari

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sioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari has vowed that no amount of intimidation or blackmail will stop Rivers People from voting for a government that will protect their interest in the next dispensation.
Mrs. Semenitari who stated this after picking her Permanent Voter Card (PVC) at Unit eight, Ward five, Abam-
Ama in the Okrika Local Government Area also commended the people of Okrika for their level of maturity exhibited during the period of the exercise.
The commissioner said that the distribution of the permanent voter cards exercise which suffered no hitches throughout  the Okrika nation, was an indication that the  people had attained the highest level of political maturity and were ready to vote for those that would protect both their environment and interest during the forth-coming dispensation.
The commissioner said that even though the exercise had ended, people could still collect their voter cards at the INEC Office in the Local Government Area.
She stressed the need for Rivers People to participate fully in the exercise.
Meanwhile the commissioner for information and communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has described as shocking the arrest of nine persons purportedly undertaking INEC registration in a hotel room at Elele.
Speaking with newsmen at Okrika, Mrs. Semenitari said that the situation portends great danger to free and fair elections in the state.
She commended the state police command for its prompt response by arresting those involved.
The commissioner said that the fact that the  hotel belongs to a top chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shows the level of the party’s involvement in the act.
Mrs. Semenitari who later addressed a meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party secretariat Okrika commended members for turning out in large numbers to collect their permanent voters cards.
In separate interviews, both the chairman Caretaker Committee (CTC) Okrika local government area, Chief Amangi Sunday and the chairman of the APC Okrika, Hon. Christian Asifamaka said that the exercise was peaceful and witnessed a large turn-out of eligible voters.

Perm. Sec, Ministry of Information and Communications Rivers State, Mrs. Cordelia Peterside (left) with Director, Admin. of the ministry; Hawkin’s .T. Ide (right) in the bidding of the 2015 Calendar and Diaries at the ministry, recently. Photo:Egberi .A. Sampson
Perm. Sec, Ministry of Information and Communications Rivers State, Mrs. Cordelia Peterside (left) with Director, Admin. of the ministry; Hawkin’s .T. Ide (right) in the bidding of the 2015 Calendar and Diaries at the ministry, recently. Photo:Egberi .A. Sampson