The former Director General of the State Security Service, Chief
Albert Horsfall has frowned on the Crisis rocking the political class
in Rivers state.
He also expressed his dissatisfaction on how political thugs hijacked
the Electoral materials at the same time acting as capons in the
The former SSS boss made this known while briefing the journalists in
Port Harcourt, In his statement, he said that the genuine elders and
leaders of the land have gone to sleep
While electoral official looks at documents at the state headquarters
of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port
Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019– Nigeria’s election
authorities announced the suspension of activities in volatile
opposition-held Rivers State on March 10 citing violence and threats
to its staff, as tensions rise in the wake of closely-watched regional
elections. Counting is continuing across the country after the March 9
elections for governors in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, all state
assemblies and administrative councils in the Federal Capital
Territory of Abuja. Results are expected in the coming days.
Horsfall said this yesterday in Port Harcourt during another session
of the Rivers Elders and Leaders Forum he convened to look into
stalemated 2019 Rivers governorship election which the forum described
as a shamble.
He said, I am afraid if what we hear is true. Instead of running an
election that reflects the people’s views, people are busy writing
fake results in bedrooms and closets and therefore trying to foreclose
the will of the ordinary Rivers voter.
He also revealed as a fall out from the body’s penultimate meeting
that the forum has invited both The Transport Minister Chibuike
Amaechi and the Governor Nyesom Wike to a peace and reconciliation
Simple things other states can do, and do well, in Rivers everything
becomes complicated and confusing because of the wrangling,
quarrelling between these two gentlemen and their followers.
They are our sons and a son can never be bigger than his father. We
are old men of this state and they are sons working for all of us.
They must not be too big to answer our call and talk to us regarding
their stewardship to the state, he added.