Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sent a crucial message to leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, saying their political careers will be in jeopardy if the All Progressive Congress (APC) win the governorship election on Saturday.
The governor stated this during a meeting organised for leaders and elected representatives of the PDP in Benin, barely 12 hours to the governorship election in Edo State.
He described the Edo governorship election as a fight for the destiny of the Niger Delta region, and urged PDP leaders to discard fear and threats of violence as they resolve to participate in all the electoral processes.
Governor Wike also charged PDP leaders and representatives to monitor the distribution of electoral materials and be vigilant to protect their votes on Saturday.
“The electoral battle may not be easy. But God is with us. With the people also on the ground, we will win.
“Let me tell you, God forbid that APC wins; if they do, all of you here would have failed because your political life will be in jeopardy.
“They will come with federal might, but do not fear because we have the electorate on our side. They did the same in Rivers State; the people resisted them by protecting their votes,” he stated.
Wike also expressed the need to mobilise the people of Edo for the gubernatorial election with the aim of liberating the state from godfatherism.
“This is an opportunity for you to fight for the liberation of Edo State. You must all say enough is enough. One man should not be allowed to continue to insult Edo people. The godfather thinks what he says will always be. This is the time to stop him.
“We want all the states in the South-South to be united. So, it is the best time to join your kith and kin from other Niger Delta states. This election is a fight for the destiny of the region. Edo State cannot continue to be alone,” Wike said,
The governor also said the party representatives had done extensive campaigns from ward to ward and should work together to deliver the PDP during the election.
Wike, who is also the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for Edo State, advised the electorate not to be violent in their determination to liberate the state from godfatherism.
KanyiDaily had earlier reported that the hotel where Governor Wike is lodging in Benin, ahead of the Edo governorship election on Saturday, is under siege by over 300 policemen.