12th September, 2013
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt.
Barely two hours after Governor Chibuike Amaechi went to the Port Harcourt International airport to receive President Goodluck Jonathan,Tony Okocha, Chief of Staff to the Governor supervised the hoisting of Rivers state branch of the new Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,led by Abubukar Kawu Baraje.
Just as the Baraje faction was hoisting the flag, a Senior Police Officer, Samuel Okaula,a Deputy Commissioner of Police,in charge State Criminal Investigation Department,wearing a grey suit stormed the new party premises shouting: “It cannot happen…It cannot happen.”
He held the poles before barking orders that it should be pulled down.
PMNEWS Correspondent who witnessed the mild drama said DCP Okaula beckoned on Policemen attached to the Old GRA Police station directly opposite the new party secretariat to pull down the flags which were PDP and national flags.
Over 100 Journalists who witnessed the event were chased away by armed Policemen.
Okocha had conducted journalists round the new party office,which was Governor Amaechi’s second tenure campaign office.
Okocha who looked unruffled at the action of the Policemen condemned what he called the “wave of impunity of the Police in Rivers State.”