The Peoples Democratic Party on Friday, August 7, criticised the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole of allegedly deploying security agents to take over the Edo State House of Assembly.
This was also contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Ologbodiyan stated this while appealing to the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to stop the attempt to take over the Assembly.
In the statement entitled, ‘Stop invasion of Edo Assembly now’, Ologbodiyan said; “The party posits that the invasion and illegal occupation of the state legislature; by security agents allegedly deployed by the sacked national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole; is a direct coup against the democratic order of Edo State; and a recipe for anarchy, chaos, and bloodletting.
“We urge the Inspector-General to act with dispatch to curb this nefarious situation; which has heightened tension in the state; and if not halted, may result in a bloody clash as the citizens are already charged; to defend their symbol of democracy from a forceful takeover.”
“The police hierarchy is urged to note that this provocative and lawless act by the APC is part of its plans to overheat the polity; and create a security situation with the view to unleashing violence on the people; derail the democratic order in the state and blame it on security agencies.“
Furthermore, the PDP slammed what it referred to as; “this notorious resort to self-help by the APC; as well as their agents to forcefully take over power in Edo State through the back door.”
The party restated its call to President Muhammadu Buhari to rein Oshiomhole before he triggered a serious crisis in the state.
Also, the Edo State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Chris Nehikhare, in a statement titled, ‘Failed Assembly Takeover,’ said the plot to take over the Assembly was thwarted by the Edo people.