Governor Nyesom Wike of River State on Friday night stated that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had instructed him to leave Edo State before the commencement of Saturday governorship polls in Edo.
The Governor who made the disclosure in an interview on Channels TV, said that he demanded from the IGP to explain why he should leave the state where his counterparts from the All Progressive Congress had been carrying out their activities without any hindrance.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raised an alarm earlier over the alleged siege by 300 policemen at a hotel where Wike is lodging.
In a statement issued by the Akawor Desmond, who is the Rivers State PDP Party chairman, said Governor Ganduje of Kano State and his colleagues from Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodimma, are going about the state freely while Wike on the other hand had been prevented from going out.
The statement which was posted on Twitter reads,“The attention of the entire people of Rivers State has been drawn to the siege laid at the Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State.
“Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is the same position Governor Ganduje of Kano State occupies for his party the APC.
“Governor Ganduje and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State are all in Benin, Edo State, carrying out their assignment for the APC without any molestation or intimidation.
“And in a breach of the pledge they made, security agencies have decided to harass and intimidate Governor Wike who has not done any wrong.
“May I on behalf of entire Rivers people warn that we shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our governor.”