Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday swore in the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violence that greeted the March 19 legislative rerun elections in the state.
Speaking while swearing in members of the commission led by Justice Monima Wenike Danagogo, at Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike charged them to get to the root of the matter.
He decried the violence witnessed during the rerun elections, saying that it was necessary to ascertain the root causes with a view to checking a recurrence in the future.
The governor charged the commission to identify those involved in the killings, those killed and the scope of violence during the elections, as well as identify property damaged in the course of the violence and the owners of such property.
Wike urged the chairman of the commission, Wenike Danagogo, to use his experience to guide other members towards making necessary recommendations that will enhance political stability and peace in the state.
He said, “The commission has one month beginning today to submit its report. We must know those involved in the violence and killings.
“We must get to the root of the violence and killings during the March 19 rerun elections. Since we were not at the location of the violence, we rely on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate what took place.”