Amaechi, APC assure Akin Fokalade, other SARS officers caught on tape stealing INEC results sheets, of FG protection

Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Ameachi yesterday, assured officers of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) caught on camera, snatching ballot boxes during the last Saturday rerun elections in Rivers State of protection by the federal government.

Amaechi gave the assurance during a meeting held at his residence yesterday and it had in attendance the Officer in Charge (OC) SARS, Mr Akin Fokarade, ACP Stephen Hasso, Senator Magnus Abe, Hon Barry Mpigi, Rotimi Ameachi and some other stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Akin Fokalade and ACP Steven Hasso who were said to have arrived together in an ash coloured Toyota Camry car looked visibly shaken.

They were however assured by Rotimi Ameachi that they would not be left alone as they had done a good job for the APC. Minister Ameachi reminded them of the press statement made by the IGP praising their conduct during the election and assured them of total protection from the police high command.

It was agreed that Ameachi promised to reach out to the police high command to shield them from prosecution and ensure that they remain in Rivers state because elections would still be conducted in two state constituencies.

They also agreed that a counter protest in their support would be held in Port Harcourt tomorrow the 16th of December.

Hon Asita the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in the last governorship election was immediately called to mobilise our members for the protest.

Ameachi informed them that he would continue to build up on the media gains from the audio tape that was given to Sahara Reporters.

Also agreed was that a massive media campaign would be launched such that in the next few weeks people's attention would be redirected and they would have forgotten about them.