- The PDP has given its opinion as to why policemen took over the Edo House of Assembly on Thursday, August 6
- The opposition party said that this is the work of the APC in the state
- It said that the ruling party is reacting to the popularity of Governor Godwin Obaseki
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo has reacted to the heavy police presence at the state House of Assembly on Thursday, August 6.
The opposition party, on its verified Twitter page, claimed that the taking over of the complex is the work of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the PDP, this is happening in reaction to the growing popularity of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the political development in Edo state was getting intense as the south-south state prepares for the September governorship election.
The state's House of Assembly complex had been taken over by the police. Legit.ng gathers that dozens of the security officials stormed the complex in the early hours of Thursday, August 6, while patrol vehicles were stationed there.
The police reportedly took the action following a reported threat of an attack on the facility. The police officers were led to the assembly by a deputy commissioner of police (operations), Ayoola Ajala.
Also, Legit.ng reported that the deputy speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Hon. Yekini Idiaye, had been impeached. He was impeached on Wednesday, August 5, during a plenary session of the assembly in Benin city, the state capital.
In his place, Honourable Roland Asoro, the member representing Orhionmwon II Constituency in the Edo state House of Assembly was elected deputy speaker.
Idiaye had earlier declared his support for the APC governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Reacting to Idiaye's declaration, the Edo state deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, said: “Hon Agbaje and Hon. Yekini collected N40 million each to throw their support for Ize-Iyamu. Oshiomhole also gave N5 million each to councillors to switch loyalty and support the APC candidate.”
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