By Andy Chukwu
Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers, has kicked against the #RevolutionNow protest and asked residents of the state not to participate it.
Wike, in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, asked the security agencies in the state to take all necessary steps in prosecuting those who stage the protest in the state.
He said the state does not subscribe to what the protest represents.
“Rivers State does not subscribe to what the RevolutionNow protest represents and Rivers State is not part of the protest,” Wike said.
“All council chairmen are directed to be at alert. If they suspect any illegal gathering, they should report to the security agencies for immediate action.”
Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and convener of the protest, had called for the demonstration against “bad governance.”
The Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Sowore on Saturday and the Nigerian Police have also described the protest as acts of “terrorism and treason”.