Governor Wike, the Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, is currently on official assignment in Benin City for Saturday’s poll.
A statement on Friday night by PDP Chairman in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond, alleged that armed security personnel had laid siege to the hotel where Wike lodged in Benin, in order to curb his movement within Edo ahead of as Saturday’s election.
“The Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State has been held siege by over 300 Policemen.
“Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is the 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.
“Rivers People Warn that we Shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor,” signed: Ambassador Akawor Desmond, Chairman PDP Rivers State.
This is coming barely a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari warned electoral officials and security agents to be neutral while carrying out their duties during the Edo governorship election on Saturday.