Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called on the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to use their conduct during the forthcoming Edo Governorship election to rebuild their tarnished public images.
Wike, who is the Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) claimed that “we have enough intelligence on what they (APC) want to do with the security in the election, but we will scuttle it.
“Police is supposed to use Edo State election to clear their name and regain people’s confidence in them.”
Wike spoke in Port Harcourt, while reacting to issues raised during the Edo State APC campaign last weekend.
He alleged the APC was bent on causing violence in the polls to make the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) stop and cancel the election till November when Obaseki’s tenure would elapse.
“APC wants to do so, so that there will be enough violence in the election. Like the Chairman of INEC has said that the election will be stopped if there is violence. They want to cause violence so that the election will stop.
“They are not interested in the election so that INEC will stop it and then wait till November when Obaseki’s tenure will end. It is a calculation that they do not want the election to hold because Edo people are tired of the lies from Oshiomhole.”
Wike further stated that the Governor of the state and Candidate of PDP, Godwin Obaseki, was not an ingrate as claimed by the former Chairman of the APC; Adams Oshiomhole and candidate of the party; Osagie Ize-Iyamu, noting that the latter duo are ungrateful individuals.
Source: City News Port Harcourt