Edo guber: Governor Wike hails INEC, police

Edo guber: Governor Wike hails INEC, police

- Governor Wike Nyesom Wike has rated the efforts of the police and INEC in the Edo gubernatorial election

- Wike stated that the electoral umpire and security agents did well in the conduct of the poll which was largely peaceful

- The Rivers governor noted that the commission and the police have learnt their lessons from the past

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The governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, has given his take on the conduct of the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the just concluded Edo gubernatorial election.

Wike expressed satisfaction over the activities of the INEC and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) that led to a hitch-free poll.

As the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s national campaign council, Wike earlier complained about the behaviour of some security agents who besieged the hotel he resided during the gubernatorial poll on Saturday, September 19.

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The governor had claimed that he challenged the security operatives who asked him to leave Edo state while the voting exercise was on-going.

Edo guber: Governor Wike hails INEC, police
Governor Nyesom Wike (Photo credit: Premium Times)
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However, total assessment, Wike noted that due to the efforts of the police, the election was largely peaceful, meaning that the force has learnt its lessons from previous polls.

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Moreover, he pointed out that with the victory of the PDP in the state, the south-south region can now speak with one voice on common issues.

Wike said:

“With the re-election of Governor Obaseki, the entire South-South Region is now completely PDP.
“What this means is that the entire South-South can now speak with one voice on issues concerning us.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that before the governorship election in Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki had threatened to unleash violence in full force should the All Progressives Congress (APC) take to the rampage path.

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The governor made this vow while addressing pressmen ahead of the gubernatorial election in the south-south state.

Speaking about possible machinations of violence, Governor Obaseki said he will not hesitate to deploy violence because "there is no monopoly of it."

"Nobody has a monopoly of violence, if they want violence we will show them violence. If I see anybody smashing any car because my stickers or poster is there, let me know."

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