Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt, the state capital, hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced results of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
In a terse statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, George Feyi, Gov. Amaechi said the curfew will hold from 7p.m. to 6a.m.
“The curfew will continue till further notice”, a part of the statement said.
The declaration of the curfew comes amidst heightened tension as a result of the conduct of last Saturday’s election in the state.
The governor and the All Progressives Congress in the state had boycotted the polls over the failure of INEC to supply result sheets to many polling units especially in areas considered APC strongholds.
But INEC went ahead to conduct the elections with the Peoples Democratic Party, expectedly sweeping all the positions up for contest amidst protests and call for cancellation by the APC.