Governors of PDP lodged in an hotel in Benin city ahead of tomorrow’s polls have been barricaded by men of the police force.
No less than 300 policemen have reportedly taken over the hotel where governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are lodged in Bennin city ahead of the polls tomorrow.
The governors including the Rivers State Governor, who is also the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council, Nyesom Wike and other members of the council as well as other governors are said to be lodging at the hotel.
The chairman of the Rivers chapter of the party, Akawor Desmond reported this development via the Wike’s verified Twitter handle on Friday evening.
Desmond said it was highly condemnable that the policemen, who are supposedly acting under the instructions of the Inspector General of Police, would prevent the movement of the PDP party members while allowing those of the All Progressives Comgress (APC) roam freely.
The tweet 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 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,” the statemnt read further.