Ahead of the Edo 2020 election, police officers have reportedly laid siege on the residence of Governor Nyesom Wike in Benin City, Edo state.
Governor Wike of Rivers state is the national chairman of the Edo state PDP campaign council in Edo state. The election is billed to hold on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
But reports reaching our news room are indicative that the governor’s residence in Benin has been surrounded by policemen allegedly aimed at stopping him from executing his duties as PDP campaign chairman in the state.
A statement from the PDP in Rivers state read thus:
The attention of the entire People of Rivers State has been drawn to the siege laid at the Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State.
Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is same position Governor Ganduje of Kano State occupies for his party the APC.
Governor Ganduje and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State are all in Benin, Edo State carrying out their assignment for the APC without any molestation or intimidation.
And in a breach of the pledge they made security agencies have decided to harass and intimidate Governor Wike who has not done any wrong.
May I on behalf of entire Rivers People Warn that we Shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor.
Ambassador Akawor Desmond, Chairman
PDP Rivers State