Edo 2020: Women, Youths Stage Walk In Support For Obaseki As 17 Lawmakers Insist On Sitting Today

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By Daily Metro News NG

Thursday morning, Hundreds of women and youths staged walk on the streets of Benin city, capital of Edo state in solidarity with Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu.

The supporters of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 19 governorship election, Gov. Godwin Obaseki, also called for peaceful campaigns and poll.

Meanwhile, the 17 anti-Obaseki members and members-elect of Edo Assembly led by Hon. Victor Edoror, maintained they would still sit on Friday at the Assembly complex.

They said Obaseki’s intimidation through heap of granite at the entrance of the Assembly and removal of roofing sheets of the complex at Ring road won’t deter them.

The seven pro-Obaseki lawmakers, led by Francis Okiye, also claimed to be in charge despite withdrawal of his security details by authorities of police and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Adequate security is been afforded Edoror led 17 member lawmakers backing the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Men of the Nigeria Police, DSS, and NSCDC are still on standby at the Assembly complex in Benin to prevent breakdown of law and order.

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