The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has warned the All Progressive Congress and its leadership not to escalate already tensed atmosphere in the state.
Atiku, in a series of tweets on Thursday evening, described happenings in Edo as “a threat to constitutional order”.
“What is happening in Edo State is a threat to constitutional order nationwide, and I strongly urge belligerent forces to reign in their proxies and abide by the rule of law. As I have previously said, without the rule of law, there will be no rule at all.
“The current goings-on portends grave danger, not only to law and order in that state but to the coming Edo elections,” he tweeted.
The former Vice President canvassed for the freedom for Edo citizens to choose their leader.
“The people of Edo state should be allowed to choose who they wish to govern them, and that choice is to be made on September 19, 2020. Pending then, everything legally possible must be done to preserve the status quo,” he added.