Edo 2020: Wike under police siege in Benin City

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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, is reportedly under police siege in Benin City, capital of Edo State.

This was made known by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State chapter in Rivers in a statement authored by Akawor Desmond, its chairman.

This is coming as electorates in the state are warming up to elect its preferred candidate in the gubernatorial election coming up tomorrow.

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“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,” the statement read.

“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,” it added.

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