Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would resist any attempt by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Edo State to rig the coming governorship election in the State.
Wike, who was speaking as the chairman of PDP Campaign Council for the election, equally condemned alleged plot to impeach the governor of the state who is also PDP’s candidate in the election, Godwin Obaseki.
He spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday, saying the crisis in Edo State was caused by the APC trying to remove Obaseki from office and rigging the September 19, 2020 election.
He said “Let me say clearly that our party at the campaign council totally condemns the illegal and provocative invasion of the Edo State House of Assembly by the thugs of the APC and the purported impeachment of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House.
“An invalid assemblage of 17 lawmakers-elect with no legitimate claims of the membership of the Edo State House of Assembly cannot lawfully convene in the private residence of Pastor Ize Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate to unseat and effect a change of leadership in the Edo State House of Assembly.
“Fortunately the purported impeachment of the speaker is a mere charade, completely futile and exists only in the imagination of the evil perpetrators and their crude and unintelligent co-travelers and sponsors.
“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 20, 2020 election without any miracle.
“We have raised the alarm before that the APC is not ready for a free and fair contest and will do all sorts of things including violence with the backing of federal might to rig and claim unmerited victory at all cost. “Nigerians can now bear witness that our claims and fears of the desperation of the APC are not without basis”.