A former Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, on Saturday condemned the siege on Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike by 300 policemen under the command of DIG Leye Oyebade.
The detachment of policemen had surrounded the hotel where Wike lodged as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship election.
The PDP Chairman in Rivers State, Ambassador Akawor Desmond, raised the alarm over the siege on Friday night.
On Saturday, Wike told journalists in Benin, the state capital, that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu ordered the siege and advised him on the telephone to leave the state.
Wike said he fired back at Adamu, asking him why the governor’s of Kano and Imo states, Abdullahi Ganduje and Hope Uzodinma respectively were allowed into the state on behalf of APC.
Condemning the siege in a tweet, Giadom said it was an act of treason by the IGP.
He said: “Stopping a sitting governor like @GovWike that has immunity to move freely at least till 11.59 yesterday, should be seen as an infringement on the constitution and could be seen as a treasonable act.
I am an @OfficialAPCNg chieftain and I won’t be part of illegality.”