The Edo state government on Wednesday, February 12, alleged that explosions that rocked the homes of some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains is a plot to get President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency.
In a report by The Nation, it was alleged that the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) carried out the explosions in order to create a sense of insecurity in Edo state.
Barr. Paul Ohonbamu, the commissioner for information and orientation, speaking to reporters, explained the group's failed attempt to get the House of Assembly to remove Governor Godwin Obaseki resorted to using explosives.
In a related development, the crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the APC will end after the party's nominations ahead of the state's 2020 governorship election, a factional chairman of the party, David Imuse has said.
Imuse noted that the crisis would not lead to parallel primaries between the two factions as many have feared.
It would be recalled that the crises in Edo 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 APC arrested and prosecuted by the security agencies for disobeying the orders of the state government.
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