- Governor Wike said he challenged IGP Adamu on Friday, September 18, when he called him
- The governor noted that the IGP ordered him to leave Edo state on the eve of the election
- Wike emphasised that he asked the IGP why Governor Ganduje was not ordered to leave the state
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Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor, has revealed that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, called him on phone on the eve of the Edo governorship election and ordered him to leave the state immediately.
Speaking on Channels TV on Friday, September 25, the governor said he asked the IGP why Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and his Imo state counterpart, Hope Uzodinma, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were allowed to remain in the state.
Wike, who was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship campaign for the election, said there was no response from the police boss. He that the IGP was cross with him because he challenged the illegal deduction of the Rivers state financial allocation for the police fund.
“The IG never saw me outside. I was inside my room and I got a call from the IG that I must leave Edo state. What surprised me was why should I leave Edo state? I am the chairman of the campaign council and the chairman does not mean that after the campaign, you leave. No, you must monitor what is going on so that at the end of the day, you would be able to write your report.
“I discovered that the IG’s own had nothing to do with the election because I remembered that some time ago my commissioner returned to me from a FAAC meeting and said there were deductions made to the Police Trust Fund.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Wike declared that Godwin Obaseki would not leave the PDP for the APC after his reelection.
It was reported that the governor, however, said that Obaseki is free to return to the APC if he feels the PDP is not working for him.
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