The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has condemned the siege by police officers on the hotel Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, lodged in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Chief Vincent Oyibode, PANDEF Youth Leader, made this known in a statement on Saturday. Reacting to the siege, the forum described the action as a serious threat to democracy.
Oyibode called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to as a matter of urgency, order the withdrawal of the policemen. He said: “We are worried about the danger this undemocratic action of the police will cause to democracy in Nigeria.
”The police laid siege to the hotel of the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election, Gov Wike, who is on an official assignment while his counterpart, Gov Umar Ganduje of Kano State, who occupies the same position for his party the APC 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.
“The action of the police is unacceptable and unconstitutional.”