- The PDP has accused the APC of plotting to assassinate its national chairman, Uche Secondus and other leaders of the party
- Dan Orbih, the chairman of Obaseki/Shaibu campaign council, made the allegation in Edo state
- Orbih said there was an attack on PDP leaders during a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin’s palace
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, (APC) is plotting to assassinate its national chairman, Uche Secondus, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and other leaders of the party.
Dan Orbih, the chairman of Obaseki/Shaibu campaign council, made the allegation when reacting to a reported attack on a PDP convoy during a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin’s palace.
He told journalists in Benin City, the Edo state capital, that the reported attack on the PDP convoy could lead to a serious conflict involving states which had their governors in attendance, Channels TV reported.
Orbih who called on security agencies to ensure those found culpable are made to face the law, pointed out that the APC had no official engagements at the palace when his party members visited the monarch.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that 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 the 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, as the Edo state governorship election approaches, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said plans are underway to organise special prayer for a peaceful poll.
The first-class monarch said the Edo state council of traditional rulers would be summoned for the important prayer, The Sun reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the Benin monarch stated this when he played host to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and some chieftains of his new party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his palace in Benin.
He said God and his ancestors have been answering his prayers whenever he prayed and that the governorship poll will not be an exception.
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