The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday warned that any politician disobeying the state’s Executive Orders 21 and 22 must go to jail.
The governor explained that the Executive Orders were designed to prohibit political parties, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from using public school premises for their political rallies without requisite approval and payment of an N5 million non-refundable security fee.
Wike spoke during the inauguration of the Ahoada-Omoku dual carriageway at the Ahoada State School in the Ahoada East Local Government Area.
The governor noted that some politicians were already boasting that with the Army and Police on their side, the Executive Orders were inconsequential and that they would disobey them.
Wike dared such politicians to disobey the orders and see if they would not end up at the correctional center
He said: “I didn’t say nobody should use primary and secondary schools for campaigns.
All I have said is if you want to use primary and secondary schools for your campaigns, you deposit money.
This is so that when you’ve used the place and spoiled anything in the school, the government will use the money to repair those things you spoiled and clean up the school.