The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that the PDP will resist any attempt to rig the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Wike said this in Benin during the flag off of the re-election campaign of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“Nobody can rig this election. “No one man can decide what will happen in Edo State. “Today is the end of the so-called godfatherism.”
Wike also recalled the negative statements made by a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, against the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, saying Ize-Iyamu cannot be trusted with public fund.
“Edo people are not fools. “You should not dance to his [Oshiomhole] tune.
“APC believes in rigging but it will be difficult for them in Edo. “Obaseki has done well, he disappointed the godfathers in Edo. “We will retain the state as PDP. “Let’s replicate what we did in Rivers State by staying back and protect your votes.
“Nothing will happen to anybody. “The election will be won by Obaseki’s achievements.
“Godfatherism will not rise again. “For the fact that he resisted godfatherism, that alone showed that he has the interest of Edo people at heart. “So, you have no choice but to vote for him,” he said.