The Chairman, Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Barr George Ariolu has directed members of the public to adhere strictly to the executive order 21 recently signed by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike which is to take immediate effect across communities in the state, including Obio Akpor Local Government Area.
This, he said is in compliance with the State Government’s directives which states that political parties and candidates seeking to use premises of public schools in the state should obtain a written approval from the Ministry of Education, Two weeks before the date of the event.
In a statement signed by Ichenwo Goodluck, Chief Press Secretary to the Council Boss, he urged Traditional rulers and Security Agencies in area to ensure strict compliance to the order.
He also stated that any community that fails to report any breach, Traditional rulers of such communities shall be made to explain to government and the full weight of the law shall be brought upon anyone or any political party, candidate or group found culpable in contravention of the Order in any part of the LGA, irrespective of how highly placed the person might be.
The Council Boss said the early warning is to avoid name calling and breakdown of law and order in the event of any disruption of unauthorized gatherings.
Speaking further, he said that the order is made to sustain the peace prevalent in the Local Government Area.