Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council for the governorship election in Edo State, has noted that the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, deserves to be isolated, and not him.
The Rivers State Governor stated this while speaking at the inauguration of the PDP campaign council in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to Wike, he can not be intimidated by the threats coming from the All Progressives Congress ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
Recall that Ganduje, during a media briefing in Abuja, on Monday said, “We know the PDP made Wike their (campaign council) chairman. I assure you; we will isolate Wike in an isolation centre and before he recovers, the election is over.”
Wike while reacting to the statement of Ganduje said, “Nobody can intimidate us in this election. Yesterday, I was told and today I read on the pages of newspapers that one Governor Ganduje said that he is going to isolate me until the election is over. If Nigeria is supposed to be a country, who is supposed to be isolated?”
“A man who pockets dollars in babanriga (flowing gown) from contractors is not isolated and you say that I should be isolated. In this country, where are we heading to?”
“Let me tell you why they (APC) made Ganduje the chairman of the campaign council; it is because of the dollars they saw. But for dollars, Ganduje could not have been made the chairman of the campaign council.”
“But what he doesn’t understand is that we are from the Niger Delta; we shall chop his dollar and we will chop him to a coma. So, Ganduje, your dollar will not work in Edo State, we have integrity in our party.”
The Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the governorship election in Edo State on behalf of members of the council promised to ensure victory for the party in the state.
The National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, in his statement called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to save democracy by allowing the votes of the people to count during the election in Edo State and Ondo State.
He said, “We recall that it’s in Edo State that President Goodluck Jonathan was in a ruling party when Comrade Adams Oshiomhole won election twice as a member of the opposition because of the transparency of the time.”
“Today, as we go into this election in the same Edo, the situation in our country is different not just because of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has changed the World order, but more due to the prevailing uncertainties in our land.”
He said Nigerians were living in fear because of “senseless killings and the misuse of security forces to manipulate the electoral process.”