Edo election: Over 300 policemen lay siege to Wike’s hotel in Benin

Edo election: Over 300 policemen lay siege to Wike’s hotel in Benin

The hotel where Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin, Edo State capital is under siege by over 300 policemen, People Demo

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The hotel where Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin, Edo State capital is under siege by over 300 policemen, People Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Rivers chapter, Akawor Desmond, has alleged.

Apparently, the policemen acting under the instructions of the IG are preventing him from leaving his hotel room and are ordering him to leave Benin. Wike insists that he is going nowhere as long as the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign leaders remain in the state.
Desmond in a post on the twitter account of the PDP said, “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 Police men.

“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.
Signed: Ambassador Akawor Desmond, Chairman PDP Rivers State.”