The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday agreed to ensure a hitch free and peaceful rerun election in the state.

The duo made the promise after meeting the Acting Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Musa Daura, in Abuja.

The Force Spokesperson, Don Awunah, stated these in a statement in Abuja.

The meeting which was said to be held in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cordiality deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence which was the hallmark of previous elections in the state.

The statement said, “In a concerted effort to guarantee a violent-free and credible rerun Senatorial and House of Representative elections in Rivers State, a crucial meeting to chart the path to peace in Rivers State before, during and after the rerun elections  was held today, 26th July, 2016 between the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services, Alh. Musa Daura.

“The two major players in the politics of Rivers State,  Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State and the Hon. Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi were in attendance.

“The Governor, Nyesom Wike and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi resolved to be irrevocably committed to lasting peace and vouched to play the game by the rules in the forthcoming rerun elections in the state.

“They also agreed to prevail on their teeming supporters to adhere to their commitment to peace and security in the state.”

The Nation