Tension In Edo As Oshiomohole, Obaseki's Supporters Clash Ahead Of APC Rally Today, 15 Injured

Published 1 month ago by: success Xenab
at 08:35 AM, 13/12/2019 (1 month ago)

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There was tension in Benin, Edo State on Thursday, over a rally that a faction of the All Progressives Congress loyal to its National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, will hold today.

The Oshiomhole faction will today (Friday) hold a rally for a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Osagie Eze-Iyamu.

Ahead of the rally, 15 people were injured during a clash between supporters of Oshiomhole and those of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

The APC in Edo State had, last month, been factionalised with one group loyal to Oshiomhole and the other backed by Obaseki.

The Oshiomhole faction led by Col David Imuse (retd.), said Friday’s rally was being organised by the party to receive the PDP candidate in the 2016 governorship election, Ize Iyamu.

But there was confusion over the rally on Thursday. Earlier on Wednesday,  there was a letter dated 11th December, which was, addressed to Oshiomhole. The letter stated that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had granted the APC faction the permission to hold the rally.

But the governor  said he was not aware of the rally.

Similarly, the APC factional chairman on the side of Governor, Mr  Anselm Ojezua, said the state governor and other leaders of the party were not aware of the purported declaration rally.

A letter also emerged late yesterday saying the IGP had barred the rally.

Will the rally hold? What will happen today in Edo state?

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Richman1969 at 09:00 AM, 13/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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my good people of Edo state,no politician is worth dying for?Jungle partisan politics! how serious are our people?Two Bini indigines fighting for what?let Mr wake ul and see do his term,and bring us progress where the likes of failed ize iyamu continue their preaching.He was  d facto Governor during lucky reign for 8 years,what were his achievements?leave Obaseki alone
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jahlovesme at 09:39 AM, 13/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Richman1969 on 09:00 AM, 13/12/2019
my good people of Edo state,no politician is worth dying for?Jungle partisan politics! how serious are our people?Two Bini indigines fighting for what?let Mr wake ul and see do his term,and bring us progress where the likes of failed ize iyamu continue their preaching.He was  d facto Governor during lucky reign for 8 years,what were his achievements?leave Obaseki alone
tell them my brother
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scottchris at 10:26 AM, 13/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Stupid youths....killing ursef for some bunch of old politicians that will be somewhere sleeping with young girls and flexing....and u are fighting.... just know that dey dont care about u

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Osahenogae1 at 02:57 PM, 13/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: scottchris on 02:57 PM, 13/12/2019
Stupid youths....killing ursef for some bunch of old politicians that will be somewhere sleeping with young girls and flexing....and u are fighting.... just know that dey dont care about u
Exactly!
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crusita at 08:02 PM, 13/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Is two mens are nigerian and same state so why is problem but may god help nigeria
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