The All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo State Chapter has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State of plotting to unleash violence and disruption in the September 19 Edo Governorship election.
This allegation was in reaction to a statement issued by Governor Wike.
“According to reliable data sourced from Peace Map, political violence in Rivers State steadily increased beginning in January 2015, peaking in the lead-up and aftermath of the April gubernatorial elections and this was due largely to the violent attitude of Nyesom Wike, who once infamously attended a campaign event wielding a machete.
“In Edo State, we have seen the same trait. There is a persistent problem in the violent, dishonest, and generally deplorable conduct of the rejected PDP, which poses a great threat to the peaceful conduct of the September 19 election,” the APC stated.
Governor Wike had stated that Obaseki who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, does not have an opponent in the forthcoming election.
Read Wike’s statement according to his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim.
“Adams Oshiomhole told Edo people that Ize-Iyamu (Edo APC governorship candidate) was rusticated from school; that he poured acid on a fellow student that destroyed his manhood.”
“Adams Oshiomole’s sudden U-turn is a great insult on Edo people. This is an opportunity for Edo people, both at home and in the diaspora, to use their votes to tell Oshiomole they cannot take his lies anymore.
“From all indications, it is obvious that there is no strong opposition against Obaseki and he will win convincingly.”
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