Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has advised candidates for next year’s election to be committed, peaceful, and responsible in their conduct as required by law.
The rivers state leader made this known shortly after signing an Executive Order 21 to prohibit the use of public schools for political parties without approval from the Ministry of Education.
Wike said applicants would also deposit the sum of N5million caution fees in case attendees destroy facilities in the schools.
Wike stressed that a local council chairman had the right to stop any rally if approval was not sought.
He also warned that the state government would not allow political parties and their supporters to disturb the peace in the state, as the campaigns begin.