Groups Apologise To Army Over Elections
Some civil society organisations and Human Right groups have apologized to the Nigerian Army over the conduct of the governorship elections in Rivers State.
The civil society organisations and Human Right groups in conjunction with some concerned youths in Rivers State, embarked on a solidarity march to the Headquarters of Six Division of the Nigerian Army.
The groups particularly requested for more support from the military and other security agencies for the peace and security of lives of the Rivers people.
In a letter delivered to the Six Division by the Chancellor, International Society for Social Justice and Human Right, Omenazu Jackson, the groups apologised to the Nigerian Army over what they described as unguarded and ill-fated comments from some individuals and selfish politicians in the state.
The groups insisted that like the 2015 general elections, without the military in this year’s elections, Rivers State would have recorded more deaths and violence and requested for more involvement of the military in elections and other activities in the state.
Colonel A.D Abubakar, who received the letter on behalf of the General Officer Commanding Six Division Nigeria Army, Port Harcourt, commended the people and assured that their letter will get to appropriate authorities.