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Edo 2020: APC Makes Strong Allegation Against Wike, Obaseki

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Obaseki: Buhari Not Backing Ize-Iyamu, Tinubu's Statement Unfortunate - Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Nyesom Wike and his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, of plotting to unleash violence during the Edo State Governorship election.

Naija News reports that while speaking on a live programme on Wednesday, Wike said the people of Edo state are educated and won’t allow themselves to be deceived by former APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Wike said Oshiomhole making a u-turn to back Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was an insult to Edo people.

“I respect the Benin tradition and I know that Edo people are educated to know that Oshiomhole cannot play on their intelligence.

“If he is now retracting what he said of Ize Iyamu, who is sure that he’s saying the correct thing now.

“Adams Oshiomole’s sudden u- turn is a great insult on Edo people. This is an opportunity for Edo people both at home and in the diaspora to use their votes to tell Oshiomole they cannot take his lies anymore.

“From all indications, it is obvious that there is no strong opposition against Obaseki and he will win convincingly”.

Reacting in a statement on Wednesday titled, Wike, Obaseki violent, bloodthirsty, the spokesman of the Edo State APC Campaign Council, Prince John Mayaki, alleged that Wike and Obaseki were planning to disrupt the September 19 election.

He said, “According to reliable data sourced from Peace Map, political violence in Rivers State steadily increased beginning in January 2015, peaking in the lead-up and aftermath of the April gubernatorial elections and this was due largely to the violent attitude of Nyesom Wike, who once infamously attended a campaign event wielding a machete.

“In Edo State, we have seen the same trait. There is a persistent problem in the violent, dishonest, and generally deplorable conduct of the rejected PDP, which poses a great threat to the peaceful conduct of the September 19 election.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.