By Chinenye Festus:-
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo State and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the purported impeachment of the legitimately elected Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly as null and void.
While addressing journalists in Port Harcourt today, he outrightly condemned the illegal invasion of Edo State House of Assembly by political thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“An invalid assemblage of absentee Lawmakers-elect with no legitimate claims to the membership of the House of Assembly cannot lawfully convene in the Ugbowu private residence of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC Governorship candidate, to effect a change of leadership in the Edo State House of Assembly.
“It is now clear to all discerning minds that what is playing out in Edo State is an orchestrated script by the sinking opposition APC to intimidate the PDP and illegally impeach its candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, having seen clearly that they cannot win the September 19, 2020 election without any miracle.
“We, therefore, call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the International Community to prevail on the APC to stop the needless violence, play the game by the rules and allow the people of Edo State to freely elect their Governor,” he stated.
“Consequently, the purported impeachment of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker is a mere charade, completely a futile act that exists only in the imagination of the evil perpetrators and their co-travelers.”
Wike warned the APC not to damage the already fragile democracy we have, he described their approach to the forthcoming election as ‘warlike’ he said it poses a serious threat to the survival of democracy in Nigeria and the success of the Edo election.
The governor concluded by saying his party will resist every attempt to unlawfully remove Governor Obaseki from office or rig September 19, 2020, Governorship Election and that PDP will not relent in rooting for peaceful conduct of the Edo election.