Buckle up to defend your votes, Wike tells Edo Women
Rivers State governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has asked women supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State to buckle up for struggle in defense of their votes in the coming governorship election on Saturday.
Wike, who said citizens of Rivers State had to adopt similar stance against attempted usurpation by the federal government, asked the women to wear jeans to the election ground to cast and defend their votes.
Wike, who is PDP’s national campaign chairman for the election, said this at the grand finale of the party’s campaign held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
He advised prospective voters to turn out in large numbers to vote the candidate of PDP, Godwin Obaseki, and be vigilant to ensure that their votes were counted and properly transmitted before leaving their respective polling units.
Follow the votes to the collation centres. Do not go until INEC has announced Godwin Obaseki as the winner, he said.
Nigerian Sketch revealed that Wike, who told voters to buckle up to defend their votes, has been in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, to startegise for the coming election.
The buildup to the Edo governorship election has been rancorous all along, and the respected Benin monarch, the Oba of Benin, had to appeal passionately to the contestants, their parties and supporter to ensure that they employ civility in the way they conduct their political affairs.
There was also a peace accord that the two contestants signed to maintain peace and order, and conduct their affairs with decorum before, during and after the election.
Recall that Edo State governor, Obaseki, had to dump the party under which he initially assumed his position when he failed to clinch the ticket to re-contest in 2020.