Lawrence Okah: Bomb explosion rocks home of APC chieftain in Edo state

Lawrence Okah: Bomb explosion rocks home of APC chieftain in Edo state

- A bomb explosion has occurred at the home of Lawrence Okah, the factional state secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo

- The impact of the explosion was so huge that it shattered a part of the building and dug a hole in the ground

- A team of police anti-bomb squad has been dispatched to the scene to remove an unexploded device

Lawrence Okah, the factional state secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state escaped death when a bomb explosion rocked his residence on Tuesday, February 11.

The Nation reports that the impact of the explosion was so huge that it shattered a part of the building and dug a hole in the ground.

Though no life was lost in the incident, a team of police anti-bomb squad was hurriedly dispatched to the scene to remove an unexploded device.

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Meanwhile, the crises in Edo state has taken another dimension as the state government is seeking arrest and prosecution of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The state wants the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) arrested and prosecuted by the security agencies for disobeying the orders of the state government.

This was disclosed by the deputy governor of the state, Phillip Shuaibu.

He said he was submitting a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Services requesting for the chairman's arrest.

Still on Edo politics, a factional chairman of the APC in Edo, David Imuse, has said the crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the party will end after the party's nominations ahead of the state's 2020 governorship election.

Imuse told The Guardian that the crisis would not lead to parallel primaries between the two factions as many have feared.

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The factional APC chair gave assurance that the exercise would be successful but still maintained that his rival from the other faction remained suspended from the party.

Meanwhile, a hotel belonging to Tony Kabaka Adun in Benin, Edo state, has been demolished by the state government on Wednesday, February 5.

The government's justification for the action was that the hotel was built on a property belonging to Ugbor Primary School.

Adun, however, said he had obtained a court order restraining the state government from demolishing the hotel building.

On the contrary, the state government argued that the restraining order had since been vacated. The owner of the hotel, Adun, is reportedly an ally of Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tony Kabaka Adun has asked an Edo state high court to order the Edo state government to rebuild his hotel that was demolished on Wednesday, February 5.

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