- Atiku Abubakar has raised an alarm over the current happenings in Edo state
- The former vice president warned that grave danger lies ahead of the governorship election
- Atiku made the remark in reaction to the scenario at the Edo state House of Assembly
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Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has warned that the current happenings in Edo signal grave danger to the law and order in the state and forthcoming governorship elections.
Legit.ng gathered that the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate revealed this on his social media platform on Thursday, August 6, in reaction to scenario at the Edo State House of Assembly.
According to the PDP chieftain, the country has been on edge due to the brinkmanship of those charged with democratic leadership.
Atiku went on to note that what is happening in the southsouth state is a threat to constitutional order nationwide, adding that if the rule of law and order was not followed there will be danger.
He said: "I strongly urge belligerent forces to reign in their proxies and abide by the rule of law. As I have previously said, without the rule of law, there will be no rule at all.
The current goings-on portends grave danger, not only to law and order in that state but to the coming Edo elections."
The former vice president also said that the Edo state people should be allowed to choose their governor come September 19.
He appealed that everything legally possible must be done to preserve the status quo till then.
It would be recalled that in the early hours of Thursday, August 6, dozens of the security officials stormed the assembly complex led by a deputy commissioner of police (operations) Ayoola Ajala.
The police reportedly took the action following a reported threat of an attack on the facility.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the political drama in Edo state has taken a downward alley as men suspected to be hoodlums were seen removing the roofs of the state House of Assembly and taking down the mace.
The development boiled down to the impeachment of the deputy speaker of the state, Yekini Idiaye, on Wednesday, August 5.
The lawmaker stepped on the wrong toe after declaring his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
In a related development, Governor Godwin Obaseki 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.
The presence of Obaseki and Shaibu at the premises was to show solidarity with other lawmakers.
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