The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has ordered the heaping of sand at the front of the Edo State House of Assembly complex following the foiled forceful takeover by security agencies.
We 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 fresh inauguration of the APC loyalists, and the impeachment of the Speaker, Frank Okiye; the Governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, was however foiled when Obaseki, Shaibu and supporters stormed the complex.
It was observed that trucks and tippers from the Government House were already heaping sand and other construction materials at the front of the Assembly gate under the guise that renovation was ongoing.
But 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 any sitting.
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 was to monitor the pro-Obaseki lawmakers and ensure they remain true to the Governor’s causes until the September 19 Governorship election.