- The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has alleged that the APC of plotting to impeach Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state
- Wike made the allegation on Friday, August 7, at the government house in Port Harcourt
- The Rivers governor claimed the APC is trying to impeach Obaseki because it cannot win the Edo governorship election
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has alleged that there is an ongoing plot in the Edo state House of Assembly to impeach Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Wike who made the allegation on Friday, August 7, at the government house in Port Harcourt, also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the purported impeachment of the speaker, Edo House of Assembly and his deputy, The Sun reported.
He said the APC orchestrated the crisis in the Edo House of Assembly to lay the foundation for the impeachment of Obaseki.
The Rivers state governor vowed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will resist the plot to impeach Obaseki.
He said the APC is trying to impeach Godwin Obaseki because it cannot win the Edo governorship election.
“It is now clear to all discerning minds that what is happening in Edo is a prepared script by the sinking opposition APC to intimidate PDP and illegally impeach its candidate, Godwin Obaseki having seen clearly that they cannot win the September, 20, 2020 election without any miracle,” Wike said.
The governor called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the APC to play by the rules and stop the needless violence.
Meanwhile, as Edo state governorship election draws near, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has declared that he does not want to go to jail.
Ize-Iyamu who is the candidate of the APC in the coming gubernatorial election disclosed this to journalist after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Agust 7.
Also, the APC candidate distanced himself from the violence happening in Edo. He accused Governor Obaseki of instigating the current crises in the state
Still on politics, Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of committing the gravest possible assault on constitutional democracy and rule of law.
The APC chieftain made the accusation on Friday, August 7, when reacting to the unfolding political developments in Edo state, The Nation reported.
He alleged that the Edo state governor made a mockery of the country’s constitution by blocking the timely inauguration of two-thirds of the elected members of the state House of Assembly.
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