Edo Ballot: Go away Edo now, Police order Wike
Governor Wike of Rivers State final night time expressed shock that Inspector Basic of Police, Adamu, requested him to depart Edo State whereas such motion was not taken in opposition to different APC governors who’re additionally within the state for at present’s election.
He stated that the Police boss requested him on telephone what he was doing in Edo. The governor stated that he replied him that he was within the state to watch the election as head of his social gathering’s crew within the Edo election.
“The IG then stated I have to go away instantly. I requested why? Governor of Kano is right here and Governor of Imo State is right here. Why ought to I be the one one to depart. I’ve by no means seen a factor like that. Shortly after policemen laid siege to my lodge in Benin. That is horrible,” Wike stated, including that he would stay in Benin metropolis to watch the election.
Wike stated this on Channels Televion final night time.
Shortly earlier than Wike’s alarm, PDP social gathering chairman Uche Secondus instructed the press that the police have been intimidating and harassing PDP governors in Edo whereas their APC counterparts have been freely shifting about within the state.
The Rivers State Authorities in a press release by Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Data and Communications, stated its consideration has been drawn “to a worrisome report that the Resort the place Governor, Nyesom Wike is staying in Benin Metropolis is presently beneath siege by over 300 policemen.”
The assertion additional alleged that, “What’s extra disturbing is that the policemen led by Police Deputy Inspector Basic, Leye Oyebanji, have additionally been very audible with threats that he ought to go away Edo State.
“We place on file that the Rivers State Governor was appointed the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP Nationwide Marketing campaign Council Chairman for the September nineteenth 2020 Edo State Governorship election.
This can be a reputable, constitutionally acknowledged appointment within the electoral guidelines, tips and processes of our nation that confers on him, the democratic authority to be in Edo to spearhead marketing campaign and lend assist to the Governorship candidate of his social gathering. “Governor Wike has not dedicated any crime to warrant this intimidation and we need to state categorically that the siege on his lodge is completely illegal, illegitimate and provocative.
“That is extra so, positioned in opposition to the backdrop that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, who equally occupies identical place within the All Progressives Congress, APC and certainly his counterpart, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, are all in Benin, Edo State, finishing up identical task for the APC. “They’re shifting about freely, with none siege on their areas or molestation, threats, harassments and intimidation. We hereby put the Nigerian Authorities and Worldwide Group on discover that the lifetime of Governor Wike is at risk and beneath critical risk.
“Rivers Individuals will maintain the Inspector Basic of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu personally accountable if any factor occurs to the lifetime of our Governor. “We additionally attraction to President Muhammadu Buhari, to uphold the tenets of democracy by making good his pledge of making certain a free, honest, credible and clear election.
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