The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday alledged that governors of the Peoples Democratic Party were being clampdown ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election.
￼￼Speaking at a press conference on Friday in Benin City, Edo State, the National Chairman of the Peoples.Democrsric Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus expressed disappointment that, whereas, PDP governors were under siege, their counterparts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were camped at Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s House I’m GRA, without Police harassment.
Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege was said to be at Adam Oshiomhole’s house at the time of the press conference.
Secondus confirmed the presence of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his Imo State counterpart, Senator Hope Uzodinma, while he alerted Nigerians and the International community of the development.
Further on the siege saga, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan.described
the situation as provocative, noting that there can’t be two set of laws governing the Edo State
“Inasmuch as the APC governors are given the liberty to stay in Benin City, our governors must not be harassed or stampeded to leave the state,” Ologbondiyan said.
“At any rate, we are confident that our governors will not allow themselves to be stampeded.
“The PDP calls on all stakeholders in the Edo governorship election, particularly the security agencies, to work towards a peaceful, credible, transparent, free and fair election on Saturday,” he said.
This came as Akawor Desmond, PDP chairman in Rivers State, said over 300 policemen have laid siege to the hotel where Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, chairman of PDP Campaign Council for Edo governorship election, is staying.
Akawor in a statement said, “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.”
Akawor recalled that Governor Wike was appointed chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship Election, 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.
“May I on behalf of entire Rivers people warn that we shall hold the IGP (Inspector General of Police) responsible for anything that happens to our governor,” he said.
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