Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the recent events that have played out in Edo ahead of the election scheduled to hold in the state in September 2020.
The former Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) advised politicians not to worsen the already tense atmosphere and asked every concerned party to abide by the rule of law and allow the people of the state, choose who they wish to govern them.
"Nigeria has been on edge due to the brinkmanship of those charged with democratic leadership. We must, as a nation, not escalate the already tense atmosphere in our polity.
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.
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".