Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Campaign Council for the Edo State governorship election, and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has condemned the crisis in the state Assembly.
He warned that the party will resist every plan to impeach its candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to Gov. Wike, who spoke on Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, River State, the unfolding events at the Edo Assembly are orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to lay the foundation for the removal of Obaseki.
He described the APC’s approach to the Edo election as “war-like,” warning that such approach can endanger the country’s democracy.
He words: “It is now clear to all discerning minds that what is happening in Edo is a prepared script by the sinking opposition APC to intimidate PDP and illegally impeach its candidate, Godwin Obaseki having seen clearly that they cannot win the September, 19, 2020 election without any miracle.
“In the circumstances we are constrained to warn that ours is still a fragile democracy and the war-like approach of the APC to the general election poses a very serious threat to the survival of democracy in Edo State and Nigeria in general.
“Nigeria should, therefore, hold the APC and its candidate responsible should there be spiral and total breakdown of law and order in Edo State.
“The PDP will resist every attempt to unlawfully remove Obaseki from office or rig the election against the will of majority of the people.
“We, therefore, call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the international community to prevail on the APC to stop the needless violence, play the games by the rules and allow the good and peaceful people in Edo to freely elect their governor come September 19, 2020”.