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Edo election: Gov Wike reveals how US, UK helped Obaseki defeat Ize-Iyamu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has attributed the adjudged free and truthful governorship election in Edo State to the specter of visa ban on politicians by the UK and america previous to the polls.

Incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki defeated his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu within the election.

Earlier than the election correct, there have been fears of violence and large rigging from each side.



The Oba of Benin had even referred to as a peace assembly amongst leaders of the 2 main political events, APC and PDP.

However Wike, who was the Chairman of the PDP Marketing campaign Council for the Edo election believes {that a} free and truthful election grew to become doable due to the specter of visa ban not too long ago made by the US and UK.

Final Monday, the US authorities introduced the ban on some Nigerians, who undermined the nation’s democracy by involving in election rigging.

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Wike, who appeared on Channels Tv’s Dawn day by day on Friday, mentioned, “They had been out to win in any respect price however I believe that one factor that performed out which I observed was that take for instance, the US, the UK got here to say, ‘look, there can be a visa ban if anyone tries something by way of violence, by way of rigging …so everybody was simply cautious… ‘look, I don’t wish to have an issue. I don’t need my household to have drawback. All of us go to UK each time.”

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