-Wike commended the United States of America over visa ban on election riggers in Nigeria.
-Governor Wike urged US to published names of those involved in the list of visa ban.
-Wike vowed that PDP will beat APC in the election.
Following the Saturday, September 19th 2020, Edo State governorship election, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended the United States of America over its visa ban policy on election riggers in Nigeria.
Wike, who took to his social media page to speak on the Edo election which he doubles as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council on the election, described “election rigging as worse than armed robbery. ”
“Election rigging is worse than armed robbery. So whatever sanctions that can be imposed will be highly welcomed by the PDP,” Wike wrote on twitter.
— Gov N E Wike Information. (@GovWike) September 17, 2020
Reacting to the recent publication of USA slamming visa ban on Nigerian election riggers in the country, Wike said;
“I must commend the United States and the United Kingdom for the Visa ban placed on election riggers in the country.
“They should go ahead and publish their names so that a lot of things will change in our electoral process.”
On the Edo election, Wike believed that the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki has done so much and he is confident that Edo people will massively vote for him on Saturday “.
“There would be a high turnout of voters on Saturday because the people of Edo State are prepared to put an end to godfatherism.
“I have carried out an independent assessment of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s achievements and quite satisfied that he would win the election convincingly.
According to him; “No amount of money or intimidation will make the people of the State not to vote massively for Governor Obaseki.
“The agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to win at all cost for us to go to the tribunal. That is why Edo people must be vigilant”.
Also speaking during a live interview on African Independent Television (AIT) on Thursday, Wike, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council on Edo governorship election, said the only hope APC has on winning the election is to “manipulate the process.”
He urged the Edo people to be peaceful and protect the electoral process.
“The IG has said they will not give room to any thugs, to any miscreants, and it is our prayer that is done. If that is done, APC will be beaten silly in this election. If what IG said is carried out, you will see that APC will not near – the only hope they have is to manipulate the security agencies,” Wike said.
“Remember what happened in my case and if you take the case of Rivers state, it was very clear, and the way I see APC going, the desperation is so much and the only hope APC has today is to use security agents, is to manipulate the process.
“Our own business is to let our people know, if you know the police are [compromised], we will not allow it. We want to believe in them but however, don’t slip, don’t slip, make sure you follow them bumper to bumper.
“Make sure you monitor what is happening. Let one policeman tell you that after they have declared results in this unit, that you cannot as an agent, follow that result to the collation centre. That is not correct.
“In some cases, you see security agents coming to even beat the agents of the opposition party. It is not something that anyone will come and tell me that you have assured me that nothing will happen.”
The Rivers governor said Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, has performed well in delivering good governance.
“Everybody knows, go to Edo, they don’t do publicity. They do their thing quietly. It may be different from ours,” he said.
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