Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has been accused of promoting thuggery in order to cause violence in the state. This allegation made was made by the Media campaign Council of the All progressive congress for September 19 Edo State governorship election
According to the opposition party thugs may be armed to attack innocent people APC alleged that the governor was moving about with thugs during campaign, urging security agents to call him to order.
A statements by the chairman of the media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, asked the security agents to rise to the protection of the proliferation of arms in Edo.
But, the governor’s media aide, Cruosoe Osagie denied the allegation, saying that it was unfounded and baseless
Mayaki said: ” In a new development that further stretches the tyrannical reach of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the embattled Edo State has been importing thugs to the State.
” A reliable source in the Government House revealed that Obaseki had gone ahead to employ a band of rascal whose only work is to shout themselves to riches, soak a state in conflict , and escort the governor to campaign venues.
Firs PDP and Mr. Godwin Obaseki has worsened and the Governor, rather than invest the security votes he jacked up to 7.5billion naira annually,chose to hide the funds and pursue selfish ambitions with it.