Mr. Ogbonna Nwuke, member representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency of Rivers State in the House of Representatives, has frowned at the arrest and detention of pro-Governor Rotimi Amaechi supporters in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his constituency.
Nwuke, in a statement made available to journalists in Port Harcourt on Thursday, accused the police of bias in the lingering political faceoff in the state.
The federal lawmaker averred that the police were expected to live above board by being impartial in the discharge of their duties in the state.
“I condemn the arbitrary arrests and detention of my constituents. People should be allowed to express their minds. It is against the tenets of our democracy. The anti-Amaechi leaders and groups are attacking the governor and the Rivers State Government on a daily basis”, Nwuke said.
“Nobody has touched them (anti-Amaechi groups). So, why should they arrest persons in my constituency, who are only expressing their minds and political affiliation? This is a clear case of intimidation and victimization,” he stressed.