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Nyesom Wike: Without thugs, APC will be beaten silly

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The Governor of River State, Nyesom Wike, stated during a live interview on AIT, that if the police ate successful in preventing political thugs from influencing election results in the upcoming Edo governorship elections, the All Progressive Congress (APC) will be “beaten silly.”

During the live interview with AIT on Thursday, Wike said the only leverage the APC has on winning the elections is to “manipulate the process.”

The governor said the people of Edo should be vigilant of any malpractice inspite of the assurances given by the Inspector General of Police on the conduct of the election.
He advised the people of Edo State to be peaceful and protect the 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.

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“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.”

Governor Wike expressed that Godwin Obaseki has successfully delivered the dividends of good governance to the people of Edo State.

“Everybody knows, go to Edo, they don’t do publicity. They do their thing quietly. It may be different from ours.”

“Last time I went to Ogbemudia stadium, it was nothing to write home about, but go and see Ogbemudia stadium today. He has built all the high courts, he showed me.”

Obaseki, PDP candidate, will be contesting against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC, in the governorship election slated to hold on Saturday, September 19.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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