The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has ordered the heaping of sands at the front of the Edo State House of Assembly complex following the foiled forceful takeover by security agencies.
AKELICIOUS had reported how security agencies, believed to be drafted from Abuja on Thursday, stormed the Edo Assembly complex to provide security cover to 17 lawmakers loyal to APC and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The move, which was to allow the fresh inauguration of the APC loyalists, impeachment of the Speaker, Frank Okiye; the Governor and deputy, Philip Shaibu, was however foiled when Obaseki, Shaibu and supporters stormed the complex.
Our correspondent later observed that tippers from the Government House are already heaping sands and other construction materials at the front of the Assembly gate under the guise that renovation was ongoing.
AKELICIOUS gathered that the move is to prevent the APC and the Abuja forces from forcefully taking over the Assembly. There are also plans to forcefully pull down the Assembly roof by the Governor’s men to prevent sittings.
The pro-Obaseki lawmakers had been sitting inside the Edo State Government House a.k.a Osadebe Avenue for over a month, claiming the Assembly Complex at Ring Road was being fumigated over COVID-19 scare.
The relocation to the Edo Government House, Igbere TV learnt, was to monitor the pro-Obaseki lawmakers and ensure they remain true to the Governor’s causes until the September 19 Governorship election.