- Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the APC of planning to compromise the Edo governorship election
- Wike claims that the APC is not ready for the coming Edo poll
- The governor alleged that the APC was scheming to create a scenario that would lead to the expiration of Obaseki’s tenure
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Governor Nyesom Wike alleged that there is an ongoing plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cancel the coming Edo governorship election.
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Monday, August 10, Wike claimed that the intelligence report he was privy to revealed that the APC was scheming to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to halt the poll midway because the party was not ready for the Edo election, The Nation reported.
He further alleged that part of the scheme was to create a scenario that would lead to the expiration of Obaseki’s tenure before the conduct of a fresh poll in the state.
According to him, the party was preparing to cause enough violence during the Edo election so that INEC would be compelled to stop the election.
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“APC wants to ensure enough violence in the election. Like the Chairman of INEC 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,” he alleged.
Meanwhile, the Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom has endorsed their son, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for a second term in office, citing his laudable people-oriented projects and programmes, which they say must be allowed to continue. Members of the extended Obaseki family attended the meeting, as well as those represented.
At the meeting held in Benin city on Monday, August 10, 2020, the family head (Okaegbe), Pa George Obaseki, said they are very proud of their son for his indelible and widely acclaimed achievements in office.
In the statement issued at the meeting and read by Pastor Eki Obaseki, the family said: “Any press statement which is not authorised by the constituted authority and signed by a bunch of non-bonafide derailed Obasekis should be discountenanced.”
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