#Edo2020: Gov. Obaseki Alleges Abuja Police are in Edo to Arrest PDP Members

#Edo2020: Gov. Obaseki Alleges Abuja Police are in Edo to Arrest PDP Members


The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has alleged that a crack team of policemen from Abuja have been drafted to the state and paid by an Edo billionaire to intimidate and arrest members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor, who defected recently from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP to run for governor on their platform, stated this when the state’s Muslim community paid him the traditional Salah visit in Benin City yesterday.

Obaseki accussed the leadership of the APC of deliberately causing trouble in the state to provoke him and his supporters to violence, adding that, as the Chief Security Officer, he would do all that was necessary to keep the peace.

“I am not afraid of any man but God. I know the gang up is to provoke me and my supporters but we will not fall for their tricks as God will help us.

“As I speak to you now, you can’t imagine that Police from Abuja are already in the state and have been paid to arrest our supporters. They have been paid by a billionaire to arrest Peoples Democratic Party supporters in the state. This billionaire sponsored the attacks on me and other PDP governors at the Palace. This is to tell you the level of corruption and impunity we face.

“They are planning violence, bringing arms, intimidating our supporters as part of their strategy. They know that if we have a free and fair election, they stand no chance. Their strategy is to continue with their propaganda and lies. They know they don’t have a record of performance; their plan is just to intimidate our supporters and ensure they stay off the polling booth.

“They attacked my supporters and wanted me to react to the attacks. I will not attack them back because as the Chief Security Officer of the state, my responsibility is to maintain peace. We would continue to do that at all costs,” the governor said.

The Chairman, Edo State APC Campaign Council, Mr John Mayaki, however, denied these allegations, stating that the governor was confused.

(ThisDay Live)

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