The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the police of mobilizing over 300 its officers to lay siege at the hotel where the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.
This allegation was made by the party’s chairman in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond.
Wike who is in the state to monitor the polls as the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election, is reportedly unable to leave the hotel where he is lodged because of the siege.
A thread posted on Wike’s Twitter page on Friday evening and credited to Desmond, read:
“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 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.”