Wike, Secondus, others meet US, British diplomats over rising insecurity in Rivers

Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has met with two diplomats from the United States and the United Kingdom as tensions rise over the security situation in the state ahead of the governorship/state assembly polls on Friday.

A statement by his spokesperson, Simeon Nwakaudu, revealed that Mr Wike met the US Consul-General to Nigeria, John Bray, and the Political Officer of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Louis Edwards.

The meeting which lasted for one hour, had in attendance the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Banigo; Rivers State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah; and Senator Lee Maeba.

“The International Diplomats visited Governor Wike on the heels of mass arrests of PDP leaders by security agencies. The Rivers State Government and the PDP have issued several statements alerting the world on the illegal activities of security agencies ahead of the elections,” the statement read.