Edo election: Many injured as APC, PDP thugs clash at Oba palace

Edo election: Many injured as APC, PDP thugs clash at Oba palace

- Some thugs have clashed over the ambition of Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu

- The thugs are loyal to APC and PDP governorship candidates in the state

- As a result of the clash, many vehicles were destroyed

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In what can be termed as political embarrassment to the nation, thugs suspected to be loyalists of Ize-Iyamu Osagie and Godwin Obaseki, clashed around the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II on Saturday, July 25.

According to reports, this led to destruction of vehicles while several persons sustained injuries.

The crisis was said to have started when supporters of Obaseki were chanting pro Obaseki slogan while those loyal to the APC candidate were also chanting slogans to disparage the governor.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the New Nigeria Collective (NNC) group has accused the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, of running his government based on lies.

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According to the group, Governor Obaseki is best known for hounding opponents who refuse to support his government.

In a press statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, July 22 and signed by its chairman, Adeola Adewunmi, the group also accused the governor of making several attempts to intimidate one of the respected men in Edo state, Captain Hosa Okunbor.

Part of the statement read: “We read with absolute shock and its resultant helplessness, albeit momentarily, all the lies put together by Governor Godwin Obaseki, in an attempt to look good before the public against the well-documented grouses of one of Benin’s great and illustrious sons, Captain Idahosa Okunbo.

“We are quick to note that your reply is a cocktail of lies and an afterthought, which is of no consequence.

“You brought down the hotel of an innocent citizen, who once supported you just because you couldn’t get his support this time around and sent your agents on a bombing spree of perceived and real political opponents and more.”

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According to NNC, the governor also went further, using his libellous claims against Okubor through his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, without any iota of proof.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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