Over 300 policemen on Friday night surrounded the hotel where Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike lodged in Benin, the Edo State capital.
Wike is in Benin as the head of the Peoples Democratic Party’s campaign council for the state’s governorship election holding on Saturday.
Also in Benin are the governors of Kano and Imo states, Abdullahi Ganduje and Hope Uzodinma respectively.
The PDP Chairman in Rivers State, Ambassador Akawor Desmond, in several tweets on Wike’s page raised the alarm over the siege and warned of sure consequences if anything untoward should happen to the governor.
He said: “The Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State has been held siege by over 300 policemen.
“Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is 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.
Rivers People warn that we shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor.”