Obaseki storms Edo Assembly amid apprehension, police invasion

Obaseki storms Edo Assembly amid apprehension, police invasion

- Governor Godwin Obaseki has paid a solidarity visit to the Edo state House of Assembly

- Police operatives were said to have besieged the complex on Thursday, August 6

- The governor was seen in front of the building with his deputy, Philip Shaibu

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo was reported to have stormed the state House of Assembly building hours after some policemen took over the complex on Thursday, August 6.

Obaseki came to the scene alongside the state's deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, and a lot of supporters.

According to PM News, the presence of Obaseki and Shaibu at the premises was to show solidarity with other lawmakers.

Obaseki storms Edo Assembly amid apprehension, police invasion

Governor Godwin Obaseki at the premises of the Edo House of Assembly (Source: PM News)
Source: UGC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo had reacted to the heavy police presence at the state House of Assembly on Thursday, August 6.

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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.

Earlier, 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, while patrol vehicles were stationed there.

The police allegedly 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.

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He was impeached on Wednesday, August 5, during a plenary session of the assembly in Benin city, the state capital.

Before this, Obaseki's top aide, Agatha Onos, his senior special assistant on gender, resigned and joined the camp of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC's gubernatorial candidate in the state.

Onos, in a letter to the governor that confirms her latest decision, said that the move was born out of loyalty to her party and has nothing to do with personal interest.

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