Edo Elections: PDP protests security agents’ siege to governors’ hotels


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday evening protested the alleged clampdown on its governors by security agents in Benin City, Edo state capital, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.

In a press conference addressed by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, the opposition party alerted the nation and the international community to the security siege to PDP governors’ lodge in Benin City.

The party expressed shock that security agents were detailed to surround the lodge of our governors to harass and intimidate them, whereas APC governors, including the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, his Imo state counterpart, Hope Uzodimma, as well as the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, were left free in the comfort of the residence of the sacked national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole in GRA, Benin City.

“Our party considers this siege as provocative and completely unacceptable as there cannot be two sets of laws for the citizens of our nation.

“In as much as the APC governors are given the liberty to stay in Benin City, our governors must not be harassed or stampeded to leave the state.

“At any rate, we are confident that our governors will not allow themselves to be stampeded,” he said.

The party called on all stakeholders in the Edo governorship election, particularly the security agencies, to work towards a peaceful, credible, transparent, free and fair election on Saturday.

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