The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
Wike, who featured in an African Independent Television (AIT) programme on Thursday, alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) hopes to win the election by manipulating the result.
He added that the APC “would be beaten silly in the election if there are no thugs spearheading electoral malpractices.”
The governor said: “The IGP has said the police will not give room to any thugs, to any miscreants, and it is our prayer that is done. If that is done, APC will be beaten silly in this election. If what IGP said is carried out, you will see that APC will not near – the only hope they have is to manipulate the security agencies.
“Remember what happened in my case and if you take the case of Rivers State, it was very clear, and the way I see APC going, the desperation is so much and the only hope APC has today is to use security agents to manipulate the process.”