The All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and the governorship aspirant of the Party, Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, of being the brain behind the class that occured at the Oba of Benin’s palace on Saturday.
At least ten persons were reported to have sustained injuries as a result of the clash, after suporters of the APC PDP, were involved in a violent conflict, when Obaseki led chief executives of the PDP to the palace pf Oba Ewuare 11, the Oba of Benin, at the takeoff of his political campaign for the governorship election that will take place on the 19th of September.
However, in a statement on Sunday, the deputy national chairman of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said that the violence that occurred was a glance into the destructive plot the PDP plans to release during the September 19 governorship election”.
“To imagine that the PDP chose to desecrate the Palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II is despicable, unheard of and a new low even by PDP’s ignoble standards. Why is a show of force needed on citizens you wish to govern?”
Yekini expressed that the PDP is only trying to make use of forceful means to win the election, and their agenda is not to campaign for the votes of tje people.
He said that governor Wike promised on Saturday that everything needed is done to impose the governorship aspirant of the PDP upon the good citizens of Edo state.
The APC pointed out that governor Wike is resolved to bringing his style of violence and intimidation in Rivers state, to Edo.
“He will not succeed! We definitely will not watch helplessly and allow the PDP and Wike turn Edo State into a killing field in their attempt to foist an unpopular candidate”, he added.
APC, the political party in power, decried the bad event, and called upon all law law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators and their sponsors.
“During the entire Edo State governorship electioneering process, we stand with the good people of state in rejecting all forms of political violence as was unleashed on Saturday by the so-called “Obaseki Boys” and PDP supporters on hapless victims.”
The APC restated its stance that the people’s will and votes will determine the winner of the governorship election, not the intimidation of voters and the use of violence during election.