Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has Wednesday sworn in the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violence / killings that negatively affected the March 19 rerun legislative elections with a task to get to the root of the matter.
Swearing in the members yesterday in Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike regretted that the inconclusive state of the elections was affecting negatively the progress of the state.
Also, the governor yesterday swore in Mr. Ugbana Isaruk as a Commissioner in the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, Mr. Isaruk to replace a late member of the commission.
Led by Justice Monima Wenike Danagogo, Governor Wike decried the violence witnessed during the rerun elections, saying that it was necessary to ascertain the root causes, with a view to checking a recurrence in the future.
He charged the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to identify those involved in the killings, those killed and the scope of violence during the elections.
The governor also charged the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to identify property damaged in the course of the violence and the owners of such property.
He urged the Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to use his experience to guide other members towards making necessary recommendations that would enhance political stability and peace in the state.
In his words: “The commission has one month beginning from today to submit its report. We must know those involved in the violence and killings.
“We must get to the root of the violence and killings during the March 19 rerun elections. Since we were not at the locations of the violence, we rely on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate what took place “.
To the new member of RSIEC, the governor advised him to join other members of the commision to deliver credible elections.
Responding, Justice Monima Wenike Danagogo, assured the governor that, the commission would work without fear or favour.

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