Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has banned public protest in the State.
A statement from the State Commissioner for Information, Emma Okah, on Friday, said that the ban is “with immediate effect”.
“All Security Agencies are directed to enforce the ban, in the interest of public peace, safety, and order, in the State.
“The public is requested to comply with this interim measure, as defaulters will have themselves to blame”, the statement said.
Mr. Okah further revealed that public protest was becoming rampant in the State, and that they were election-related.
“The thing is becoming rampant now, they take over the streets, by different groups, some for and some against. And when they do this, they disrupt economic activities”, Okah said.
Reacting, the All Progressives Congress, APC, which is the main opposition party in Rivers State, said that they would soon issue a statement on the ban on public protests in the State.