The All Progressives Party in its statement by Patrick obahiagbon spokesman for the Apc election campaign council . accused the government of the state for being responsible for the attacks in the palace of Benin .
He alleged that the
governor’s army of thugs and cultists descended on protesters at the entrance of the palace of our great king, the Oba of Benin and other parts of the Benin metropolis sending many to the hospital with gun short wounds because they dared to express their rejection ,of the outgoing governor who instead of fixing the humongous problems bedeviling the state such as the payment of the payment of salary and fixing the state’s challenging ecological issues have gone to invite tax collectors to feast on the state’s treasury.
According to him, the
Edo state government is planning to use Covid -19 to silence the leaders of the APC on the eve of the gubernatorial election by abducting and detaining them in isolation centres
In its own statement, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP through
the Chairman of the Obaseki/Shuabi campaign committee, Dan Orbih said
“Saturdays violence was a political mutiny organised to eliminate constitutional authorities in the various states in Nigeria.
That is why we are calling on all the security agencies to swing into action to bring to those behind Saturday’s violence. We are aware that the incident was sponsored by the sponsors of Apc in Edo State and the APC leadership.
I think for our democracy to survive, we need to open up the space for every body. I will also want to place on record that after we left the palace, those who were wearing PDP caps and PDP emblem were attacked and their cars destroyed by armed youths who were organised to carry out yesterday’s incident’