- Just days after his re-election, Governor Godwin Obaseki has been accused of violence through the police in Edo
- The APC has claimed that the governor is now using policemen to arrest its supporters indiscriminately
- The opposition party in the state described Obaseki's olive branch as fake overtures
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The Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is arresting its members on the orders of Governor Godwin Obaseki after his re-election.
The claim was specifically made by the campaign council of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Governor Obaseki's topmost rival in the recently concluded poll, Vanguard reports.
The director of the council's communication, John Mayaki, stated that this act by security agents started just after the governor was declared the winner of the gubernatorial election.
In his statement, Mayaki alleged that supporters of the APC have been victims of what he referred to as indiscriminate arrest from the southern, northern and central zones of the state.
The spokesman said:
“We condemn the indiscriminate arrest of our supporters across the three zones of South, North and Central, and appeal to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to call the State Commissioner to direct police authorities to stay off Obaseki’s vengeful politics.
“While APC as a party is yet mourning the three lives of its members lost during the election, Governor Obaseki has continued to intensify campaigns of revenge against APC members and supporters, harassing and hounding them massively into police detention camps across the state, clearly on trumped charges."
He went on to describe Obaseki's olive branch which signifies readiness for unity, collaboration and peace-making as fake overtures.
“It is worthy of note that Mr Obaseki has been extending fake olive branch to members of our party across the state, while at the same time ordering arrests of those who prove stubborn and would not fall for his fake overtures."
Earlier, Obaseki sent a powerful message to Ize-Iyamu, with the governor urging his opponent to embrace peace and join him in moving the state forward.
Obaseki told Ize-Iyamu that the people had decided and it was high time he moved on.
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