Former Nigeria’s vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 presidential elections, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the decision of the Nigeria police on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
Reports trending on the social media reveal that the governor who is the national chairman of the Edo state PDP campaign council has been barred from leaving his hotel by the police allegedly under the instruction of the inspector general of police.
Reports also say the instruction demanded Wike leaving Benin City for good. But Wike is insisting that as far as the APC governors and are in the state and walking feely, he goes nowhere.
In his reaction, Atiku said: A promise of free & fair election cannot be mere lip service. It’s a commitment & should be demonstrated by way of equal access & restriction to every stakeholder. Blockading the hotel of @OfficialPDPNig governors in the eve of the Edo election isn’t a good way to show fairness.”