Politics Nigeria has been furnished with an audiotape of Governor Nyesom Wike confirming that Policemen beseiged his hotel in Benin, Edo State shortly after receiving a call from the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, urging him to leave the state.
Wike, who is also the director-general of the Edo PDP campaign Council, raised alarm on Friday night on the incident. Confirming the development via phone, Wike said;
“As the Chairman of the National Campaign Council (of the PDP), I came in here with some of my colleagues; I was in the hotel. Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the IG (Inspector General of Police) called.”
“I think they called my orderly; I don’t know how they got his number and then I spoke with the IG and he said I must leave Edo State. I said ‘for what?’ He said because my being here may cause a crisis. I said how will it cause crisis? He said because I made a statement that is inflammatory. I said ‘which statement did I make? That we should be extra vigilant? That people should protect their votes?’ So, ‘what is the inflammatory statement I made?’”