RIVERS, Nigeria – The State Governor and Chairman of the PDP Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship election, Nyesom Wike, has unraveled plot from some quarters to scuttle the Edo State Governorship election on September 7 in a desperate effort to remove Governor Godwin Obaseki from Office.
Governor Wike said this while briefing newsmen at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Wike stated that the alleged plan is to scuttle the governorship election in Edo State because the All Progressives Congress is scared of a free and fair election.
Chairman of the Edo PDP Campaign Council also alleged plans by security agencies to compromise the Sept. 11 elections in Edo State.
He added that the Campaign Council has intercepted intelligence reports on how security agencies intend to execute their plans in Edo, which will be exposed in a few weeks.
“Why is the APC so confident about what will happen. It is because they think that they have security on their side. But in a weeks time, we will roll-out all their game plans as regards security in this election. We will roll-out their game plans with all the security to rig this election.
“We know the modus operandi of security in this election. When they want to rig the election, we know what they do. We have gathered enough intelligence on what they intend to do and we can tell you, we would scuttle it.
“If I were the IG or the Chief of Army Staff, I will use this election to tell Nigerians that our country can be better so that if we had been accused before, we can use this election to correct it.
“And then INEC too should come and make Nigerians have confidence in them. And we want to say that the statement made by the INEC Chairman, saying that if there is violence, they will stop the election.
In that case, you will play to the hands of the opposition, because what they want to do is make sure that there is more violence and then the election will not hold and then by November, Obaseki’s tenure would have ended. That is why they went ahead to do that illegal inauguration of their own Speaker of the House of Assembly.
“They (APC) are not interested in the election. All they want is to cause enough violence so that INEC can cancel or suspend the election and then wait till November when Obaseki’s tenure would have ended. We know all this system,” Wike said.