Edo election: Policemen surround Wike’s hotel in Benin, PDP warns IGP

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) –  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed the hotel where the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, has been surrounded by over 300 policemen.

This allegation made by party’s chairman in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond.

Wike is in state to monitor the polls, as he appointed Chairman of PDP Campaign Council for Edo Governorship election, a position Governor Abdullahi of Kano state holds for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A thread posted on Wike’s Twitter page on Friday evening and credited to Desmond, 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 Policemen.

It added: “And in a breach of the pledge, they made security agencies have decided to harass and intimidate Governor Wike who has done any wrong.

“Rivers People Warn that we Shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor.”