Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the electorate will resist any plot to use the instruments of state to rig the rescheduled rerun.
The governor admonished Police Commissioner Francis Mobolaji Odesanya and the command to be apolitical during the election.
Wike spoke yesterday at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when he hosted Odesanya.
The governor admonished policemen not to take sides in the discharge of their security duties.
He noted that policemen ought to work professionally to create the right atmosphere for residents to exercise their franchise without molestation.
Wike said: “If anyone uses instruments of state to rig elections, we will not fold our arms.”
The governor reminded the police of the need to rid the command of compromised officers with political affiliation, saying he had written to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, on the matter.
He assured that his administration would continue to support the police to fight crimes.
Wike said: “For the last one year, we have bought over 100 vehicles for security agencies. We will always support the police to improve security.
“We have to work together to fight crimes. I am happy with the level of policing in the state, which has reduced crimes.”
The governor added that the government would supply additional vehicles to the police.
He directed local governments to provide logistic support to enable police divisions perform their duties more effectively.
Odesanya assured that the police, under his leadership, would mop up arms to protect life and property.
The police chief said Rivers would not be home to crimes, adding that measures were being implemented to root out criminals.
He promised that the command would be apolitical and professional in the discharge of its duties.