- PDP has alleged that Wike is under police siege in Benin
- The party consequently said that the IGP will be held responsible if anything bad happens to Wike
- Meanwhile, Legit.ng's investigation shows that the issue was only a minor altercation
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The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Nigeria Police Force of laying siege on Governor Nyesom Wike's hotel in Benin.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the PDP chairman in Rivers state, Desmond Akawaor and sent to Legit.ng.
Part of the statement read: "In a breach of the pledge they made security agencies have decided to harass and intimidate Governor Wike who has not done any wrong.
"May I on behalf of entire Rivers People Warn that we Shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor."
Earlier in the day, several PDP supporters took to Twitter to report on the incident.
Legit.ng reporter visited the hotel where Governor Wike was reportedly lodged - Homeville Hotel and noticed the vicinity was calm.
However, an eyewitness said the incident was a minor altercation between police officers attached to an Assistant Inspector General of Police and a hotelier.
His words: "The AIG was here with his security details requesting for someone. His security details however noticed someone recording their presence on video and threatened to 'waste' him.
"It led to a shouting match but everything was resolved as the policemen entered their hilux and drove to the entrance of the hotel."
Governor Wike arrived Benin on Thursday, September 17 to lead his party members in the election as the chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo state governorship election.
Few weeks ago, Wike's counterpart in Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje had threatened that the Rivers governor will be quarantined if he comes to Edo state.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Tony Edun, a popular APC chieftain in Edo state, also known as Tony Kabaka, has been released from police custody hours before the Edo governorship election.
Kabaka was earlier arrested by the police after allegations of planning to disrupt the election was made against him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Kabaka had been at loggerheads with Governor Godwin Obaseki since the governor defected to the PDP.
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