Edo election: PDP raises the alarm over alleged threat to govs’ lives

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has raised the alarm over the harassment of governors of the party in Benin, Edo State by the police.

He said information available to the party indicated that the party’s governors were being harassed at the West End Hotel, Benin City where they are currently staying.

Secondus said this at an emergency press briefing, in Abuja, on Friday.

He said, “We have information that governors of the APC, including the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege are staying at the house of the former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshimohole.

“But our own governors who are staying at the West End Hotel in Benin City are being harassed by policemen.

“The Policemen have surrounded the hotel and their lives are in danger. We call on IGP to ask the police to leave the place because their lives are in danger.

“If APC governors are in Benin, the PDP governors should be in Benin. Our governors would remain in Benin, no one can intimidate us.

“We are bringing this to the attention of the international community. Elections must be free elections must be allowed to hold.

Also speaking at the event, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said “there can’t be two separate rules.”

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